look at us in disgust.
When their reactions bother us it is a sign of insecurity. We do not want to offend people. We did not mean to do it. It just happened. It was a mistake. So why do we care if someone else is offended by it? We know our own hearts. We didn’t intend to hurt anyone.
We didn’t intend to do anything wrong. If we truly believe that we didn’t mean to hurt anyone, why should it bother us what they think? It bothers us because we are constantly seeking the approval of others. We are upset they would consider, even for a moment, that we are not caring and kind people.
If we are secure in ourselves and know our own hearts, we don’t have to worry about what other people think. The only time we really worry about what other people think is when we are not secure in ourselves. So, then what does it take to be secure in ourselves?
If we are secure, we have a belief system that says we are special, no matter what someone else says. Having this kind of a belief system is not natural. It comes from being built up, either by others or by ourselves. It is talk which involves our own self-reinforcement.
We are special. We are somebody. We are lovable. We are loving people and we want to help others. “The world needs us.” It’s that kind of thinking that comes from a person with high self-esteem.
Know your heart and do not worry about what others think.