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People can be annoying.
It’s just a basic fact of life.
And when we are annoyed, it creates upset and stress in our body, mind and spirit.
Not to mention the trouble we can cause if we get annoyed and then immediately lash out and create even more drama.
It’s taken me years to train myself to allow myself the time to just “be” with the upset, to not react, or overreact to the situation.
As I am “just being,” I give myself the space to try to figure out what I am annoyed about, and then decide whether or not there is something to do about it.
Sometimes a conversation is in order to talk things through, but most of the time, once I ask myself the following question, I can soften and release my emotions.
That question is: Is this a reason not to love them?
Nearly 99% of the time, whoever you are annoyed at didn’t do something on purpose. They were just being their human, imperfect self (and I am pretty sure my imperfect self can be annoying to others).
Indulging in feelings of anger, annoyance, or the like are just harming me. According to the scientific research done by the Institute of Heartmath, negative emotions such as anger and resentment actually suppress our immune system for up to eight hours!
When I stay personally responsible for my reactions and responses to annoyances, it supports me in reaching my daily goal of santosha, which is Sanskrit for contentment.
Wishing you love, laughter, and SERENITY!