do you remember when you'd ask your kids to do something and they'd always ask 'why' after every logical response you could think of ? finally you resort to 'because i said so'. which in reality isn't a very intelligent answer ? well, i was recently watching an episode of 'The Money Class', which was a special on the OWN network with Suze Orman. there was a man on the show who had a lot of credit card debt and Suze was challenging him to 'stand in his truth' and answer her questions.
it went a bit like this:
S: why do you have so much credit card debt ?
Man: because i like to buy things
Man: because i want to have nice things
Man: because i like to dress nice and decorate my home nice
Man: so that friends will like to come over and people will like me
Man: because i want to be like them
S: AH HA !
And then she said these words that struck me and sunk to my core, as if she were talking right to my face.
'What if you changed your thinking. instead of wanting to be like everyone else, why not think that i want everyone else to be like me ?'
stand in your truth.
and there it is. a message from an unlikely source that is helping me to realize that i don't have to be like everyone else in order for others to like me.
i just have to be me.