There is tremendous grace and peace not focused on what other people say or do. After the emotional hostage situation that happened to me the other day, I am grateful that I didn’t allow myself to be baited into reacting. It would have been easy to allow my emotions to take over, but instead, I opted to step away from the drama.
Interestingly enough the person in question emails me a quote from Martin Luther King that basically says “You don’t remember the words of your enemies, but the silence of your friends” which doesn’t even fit into the context of this particular situation. Another bait delivered and another not taken. I don’t have the energy for the drama. Maybe, it is my age or maybe it is simply knowing my own truth.
I am a firm believer that I don’t have to convince anyone of who I am. I don’t have anything to prove. What people say or do is simply none of my business. Once I embraced that concept, it was as if I had been enlightened somehow.
Drama is exhausting, so if simply stepping away and moving forward alleviates the power, then I am all for it. Life is too short to be wasted trying to make someone see things from my perspective if they aren’t open to it.