“I, and I alone, am responsible for everything I think and feel.” Naval Ravikant.
This is something I believe in, whole heartedly.
If I am swayed by external events, I give power to others to control me – what I think, how I feel and behave, and how to be.
There are many though, through no fault of their own, who have been conditioned otherwise.
Those who were abused, especially in childhood, traumatied by those who were stronger and more powerful.
Those who may have escaped the physical environment of horror, but who may still be trapped – mentally, emotionally, spiritually.
They may need help to process the trauma and heal the wound, before they are able to grow and thrive.
If you see someone struggling to cope – seemingly blaming covid, the government, their parents, their company – everyone else except themselves for their plight, have some compassion.
You don’t know their story.
You don’t know why they hold themselves so tenderly, and protect their souls so fiercely.
You don’t know why they lash out.
On the inside, they may already blame themselves for their suffering.
To tell them that they alone, are responsible for everything they think and feel, would be to confirm their worthlessness to them
Be careful with your words.
They can heal, and they can kill.