Don’t take it personally

When I was confiding to my sister-in-law Jeany about something a friend did that hurt my feelings, she reminded me of something very important.

“Don’t take things personally,” she said.

And, then, Jeany told me about an interesting book she re-reads periodically. It’s the The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

“Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about ‘me,’” Ruiz says. “Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”