courage_the_not_so_cowardly_do_by_liliotheoneThere are many different types of people who live in this world. Each of us has our own set of unique abilities and talents. On the other hand, we all have our own imperfections and downfalls.

This is what makes life interesting. There is always a new person to meet and a new personality to experience. However, for some reason, there are people out there who like to insult others and focus only on their downfalls and imperfections rather than the good things about them.

Sadly, it may be impossible to escape these insults. The sad truth is the fact that everywhere you go there is almost surely to be someone there with an opinion too big for their own good.

The bad thing about insults is the fact that they can begin to become much more than words. This becomes especially true when a person is subjected to insults over long periods of time. The longer a person hears insults, the more they will begin to believe them.

So the question is, if you cannot escape insults, what can you do about them?

Do you remember the childhood rhyme, I’m rubber you’re glue whatever you say bounces off of me and sticks to you? Well, as silly as it may seem, this is actually a great tactic to use when it comes to dealing with insults.

It may sound easier said than done to just let insults bounce off, however I assure you that it is more than possible. In fact it is something that becomes relatively easy, if you are equipped with the right mindset and the correct mental tools.

The first place to start would be analyzing your level of self-worth and confidence. Those with low levels of self-worth or confidence tend to be more susceptible to people’s insults. This is likely due to the fact that they feel poorly about themselves. On the other hand, those with strong confidence and high levels of self-worth tend to be able to let insults go in one ear and out the other. We have all met a person in our lives that seems to be able to take everything with a smile. Do you want to know what allows this person to live this way? It is their belief in their self.

If you determine that you are suffering from low confidence or self-worth, you may want to give affirmations a try.

Affirmations are very simple to do and take little time to complete. All you have to do is repeat positive statements about yourself while you look yourself in the eyes in the mirror. Just as with insults, affirmations can change our thinking overtime, except in a positive way.

If you practice chakra balancing, you may want to consider boosting your root chakra. Our root chakra is what provides us with our most basic of needs in life including our security. It also provides us with strength and grounds us, hence the name root chakra. The stronger this chakra is, the stronger we are. The stronger we are, the better we are able to deflect the negative opinions of others. See where I’m going with this?

Another option you may want to try is carefully selecting the people you surround yourself with. The less negative people you are around, the less likely you are to experience negativity such as insults. You may not be able to avoid negative people entirely but you do not have to surround yourself with them either.

It is important that you always keep in mind the fact that you are a good person and you deserve to be treated well by people. The difference that separate those who live a life full of negativity and insults and those who live positive lives full of love and companionship is the ability a person has to stand up for themselves.

It’s a dog eat dog world and sorry to say there are a lot of sharks swimming around in the sea of life. Weakness gives off a vibe that attracts negative people into lives. The more positive and strong a person becomes, the more positive people they will attract into their life.

In all honesty, there will probably never be a day where each person is able to co-exist in harmony in this world. There are too many big headed people who think that they are better than everyone else. However, you do not have to succumb to this negativity. In fact, you can rise to the top and be a bigger person than those who insult you.

Also keep in mind, most people that go out of their way to insult others do so only because they are suffering from their own self-worth issues.

Never let another insult hurt you again! As long as you remain strong, there is nothing in this world that can tear you down.

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