People will try to dim your light. This is a reflection of them, not YOU. LOVE THEM ANYWAY. Causing pain in another person is often due to something much greater going on in their life. Support them without sacrificing your own integrity and happiness. If you cannot do this openly, commit to holding space for their process from a distance while also committing to focusing on your own growth.
Your purpose here is not to agree with everyone or their actions. It is, however, to love and honor others for their differences and the unique gifts they bring to the world. It’s also to love and honor YOURSELF despite outside influences. Don’t give away your power so easily, sweet friends. Doing so only affects YOU, not the person seemingly “causing” this feeling within you (only YOU decide how YOU feel).
Everyone, even the person who makes you crazy, serves a beautiful purpose on this planet. Be grateful for the role they play in the evolution of society as a whole and for teaching you something… maybe it’s that, by coming into contact with them, you know what you DON’T want… that’s just as important (maybe more) than knowing what you DO want.
WE ALL MATTER. YOU MATTER.
NONE OF US ARE HERE BY ACCIDENT. THAT INCLUDES YOU.
SHINE YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIGHT.
SHINE THAT BABY SO BRIGHT THAT WHEN OTHERS SEE YOU, THEY CAN’T HELP BUT SHINE TOO.