I have learned something this past week. More then the fact… that I NEVER want to be as bitter of a person as my mother.
I’ve learned that being a bitter person brings everyone around you to a dark mental state.
A state of mind that requires more then just waking each morning and putting on the full armor of God.
I’ve learned that each morning is new and fresh. However, it can easily spiral downhill if you surround yourself with people that have mental disorders. Especially if they are in denial about them.
Some say that if you are a strong Christian, then you need to just pray for more patience in dealing with people that have mental disorders. And that it’s about you, not them. And that if your blood pressure is raising merely thinking about a certain individual, then you simply have not arrived yet. Pray harder…Mind over matter.
And that you need to reach a peaceful place withing yourself, where nothing phases you.
Not even when others try to bring you down to their miserable levels.
And while they all sounds good in theory. And something to thrive for, I’ve recently drawn the conclusion that THAT is total BS. Very bad advice!
You see, If you are generally a positive, relaxed, type of person, and suddenly you find your own mental state of mind MORE, then challenged when you are around certain people, then you have no business being around those types of people. Family, friends, or the alike. Don’t do it!
You should NOT feel guilty protecting yourself from people that bring you down.
Physically, or mentally.
You need to free yourself from the mind frame, that you can help someone that simply is not ready to accept your help.
It’s very foolish to keep thinking that you can open a persons eyes that are blind. Glued shut.
It’s hard to watch the demise of another human being. Especially if it’s a close friend or family member.
But it’s even worst enabling them. Being their punching bag for years on end..
I’m not talking about someone who you occasionally disagree with. No. I’m talking about trying to have an adult conversation with someone who always plays the victim. And has something negative to say about everything and everyone around them.
Someone who starts their mornings complaining, and ends each day with the same complaints.
Someone who wakes in the middle of the night to scream. Someone who thinks the world revolves around them and they are somehow entitled to feel this way because they have had a bad childhood, rough life, bad relationships, no role model of a mother, no active father, etc. The list is endless.
The poor me syndrome. Is what I like to call it.
And while I do still consider myself an empath. To a certain degree…
People can only play victim for so long. Perhaps some people don’t realize how soul sucking they make everyone around them. Perhaps there is a reason no one ever wants to be around them. Perhaps it really is that they are a horrible person to be around. A person that will have no one at their funeral. Well, except the grave digger..
It’s so sad. But there are thousands of people in this world who are Narcissists.
If more negative words come out of your mouth then positive words…. in a twenty-four hour day… then perhaps you are the problem.
Not everyone else.