My favorite teachers on The Law of Attraction are, without question, Esther Hicks and Abraham. One reason why I love them is they frequently offer ideas and suggestions that require us to do very little, if anything to experience a change in our results.
Here is a recent quote that is really helping me with a colleague who has a very different opinion about… some stuff. This has been frustrating because, in my mind, it is so obvious that my way is better! This has caused me to feel all kinds of negative emotions (from annoyance to anger to resentment) which are completely counter-productive to moving forward. Not only wasn’t I moving forward, I was wasting so much time thinking about how frustrated I was with this person and their lame (sorry, maybe I’m not as over it as I thought) ideas.
Reading this quote (and printing it out and reading it again…and again!) has helped me to (almost) completely let go of the frustration, which allows me to not only feel better, but also do better.
“The person that needs to do something is not that person. The person that needs to do something is you! Some of those people in your life do not deserve your good thoughts. In other words, “They are bad. They are evil. They are wrong! They are inappropriate. They do not deserve your good thoughts,” and you stubbornly are not going to give them any. They may not deserve your good thoughts, but you do. You deserve your good thoughts about them. This is what the Art of Allowing is. It’s allowing my own Well-being.”
We often tell ourselves and others to just “let it go.” While this is excellent advice, it’s not so easy when we’re feeling hot and bothered. Reading this quote not only makes it easier, it makes it obvious. It’s not them that needs to do something about it. It’s never them; it’s always us.
What do you think? How do you handle a frustrating relationship, whether professional or personal? How long does it take you to let it go? Do you have any tips for doing this faster?