I love this article on PeacefulWarriors.net. It starts by talking about a grandmother’s response to the author’s comment on bullying. Great advice!
The article includes 15 ways to cope with, or remove negative beliefs. They are so true – we just have to remember them when we feel negativity creeping in…
When I was a teenager I was the primary target of an extremely persistent bully at my high school. One day I came home in tears and wrote this on the whiteboard hanging on my bedroom wall: “I hate bullies. They make me feel like a loser.”
The next day, while I was at school, my grandmother erased what I wrote on the whiteboard and replaced it with this: “An entire body of water the size of the Pacific Ocean can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, all the negativity in the world can’t bring you down unless you allow it to get inside your head.”
And from that day forward I felt better. I made a conscious decision to stop letting the bully get inside my head. I changed my beliefs about his level of importance in my life.
Aren’t they great words from grandma!
Read on for some of the beliefs…