“What other people think about me is not my business.” ~ Michael J Fox
The Master seemed quite impervious to what people thought of him. When the disciples asked how he had attained this stage of inner freedom, he laughed aloud and said:
"Till I was twenty I did not care what people thought of me.
After twenty I worried endlessly about what my neighbors thought.
Then one day after fifty I suddenly saw that they hardly ever thought of me at all".
If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
-- John Atkinson
“The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.” ~ Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others”― Steve Maraboli
P.S: So often we allow the opinions of others to mess up our lives.
What if, we could catch ourselves as we spiral from joyous equanimity to upset and distress ???
Opinions are just opinions…they are different from facts.
What others choose to think/assume/presume/believe/conclude is just an interesting point of view ?????
As long as one knows one’s own authenticity that is all that truly matters.
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