Mindful Smack: Taking Things Personally - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

Mindful Smack: Taking Things Personally

Recently I learned about “archetypes” from a dear friend who wanted to teach me how not to take things so personally. What a gift.

I’m only at the beginning of my understanding, but already there is a shift in the way I see everything.

Once you know, factually, about the planets and forces that predispose those closest to you to certain behaviors or assumptions, you can put some space between what they do or say – and your reaction to it.

Translated: once you know what motivates people viscerally, you won’t be taking everything so personally.

My friend told me I needed to know the impersonal about people, so I can take things less personally. This has been a huge shift already. As an example, for the ones in my life who have a lot of fire, I can bring more water, more flow, more fluidity, to the situation. This will be an ongoing exploration for me and I’ll be sure to share it here. It’s a complete shift in my life.

So, THANK YOU LEILA, my Goddess, for being one of those setting me and my child – and my whole family – free. I love you.

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Elena Brower is a Certified Anusara yoga teacher. She is the founder and co-owner of VIRAYOGA in NYC and her writing and schedule can be found on the Art of Attention.