it seems so simple yet so hard to practice on a regular basis. as human beings we sometimes take things personally, we judge people, and feel judgement coming back at us, and we make assumptions about anything.
i am trying to practice these things daily. if i get offended i question why a particular thing hurt me and more often times then not it must have something to do with me clinging to my ego and expecting things to turn out a certain way when they don't there is frustration. but when i take a step back, breathe, and realize there is another person involved, and they must be dealing with their own list of things, i feel comforted by the fact that i don't have to waste any more brain power thinking about that situation. i can not change anybody else, and i can only control what i do and how i react to things.
this is something i am trying to teach the girl i mentor. she is incredibly impulsive but can articulate the difference between "right and wrong" but falls short on achieving even short term goals. these are new concepts to her and trying to practice it myself and teach her at the same time is tricky but it's an interesting process none the less.
this is one of those posts that maybe no one is interested in, and that is okay. i hope you are getting a chance to enjoy this weather, and reflect on your self from time to time. also, wear sunscreen. bye.