Don’t Shoot the Messenger
Don’t shoot the messenger, you might miss the message. Have you ever felt like other people make you mad, or sad, or even glad? Well the reality is no one can make you feel anything. They are just the messenger, and don’t shoot the messenger. Recently, I was dating a guy who I really really liked! I thought the feelings were mutual. However the more I conveyed my feelings to him the more he pulled away. I felt terrible. I was so hurt and confused by this. So many old feelings got stirred up inside of me, like, I’m not pretty enough, I’m not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I’m not, I’m not, I’m not. I had to stop torturing myself and realize that he was a messenger to heal some old wounds that I still held on to. That was the message! Eureka!!!
I am all that and more! I am beautiful, I am smart, I am good enough. I have worked through another layer of my deep seated insecurities to discover that I am perfect just who I am and I love myself unconditionally.
So don’t shoot your messenger if the person is bringing trouble, or sadness into your life, they are just the messenger, and you might just miss the message if you do.
No one can make you feel anything. The feelings are inside of us to feel and not shove down or tuck under a rug. Feel them and let them go. Ask yourself why this is coming up and find some healthy ways to release them.
So don’t shoot the messenger, they are delivering some very important news that will heal your heart.