yes, so true!
I’m not sure who wrote this, but it is so timely for me and (I hope) for you.
Women, especially, struggle with the concept of belonging. When we sense (or hear secondhand) that a sister, brother, acquaintance or coworker doesn’t like, appreciate, or accept us, we feel lots of different things: disappointment, hurt, betrayal, confusion, etc. We start to second-guess interactions we’ve had with the person, trying to discern “the moment” that we said or did whatever it was that made them change their minds about us.
This activity is the opposite of detachment.
Detachment is recognizing that we need less quantity, more quality. Less neediness, more mindfulness. Less chaos, more peace.
Someone said to me once, “It’s okay that some people don’t like you. That’s their loss, not yours.”
Less chaos, more peace.