People want to be strong.
They want to figure things out on their own and decide for themselves what a good course of action is.
And so, we have to prepare ourselves for their stubbornness. Because in order for them to come to their own conclusions, they’re going to conduct exhaustive research. They’re going to question and reject all expert opinions. And they’re going to do whatever else it takes to satisfy their overwhelming appetite for information and justification.
Regardless of how many times we try to remind them that there is strength in needing others.
It’s frustrating as hell. The urge to fix and solve is strong.
But we can’t walk the path for them. All we can do is be patient. And forgiving. And accepting. And loving. And compassionate.
Buddha said that if we give problems enough time and space, eventually, they’ll wear themselves out.
Perhaps the same lesson applies to people’s obstinacy.
They don’t need answers and solutions, they need the magical healing properties of time and space.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How patient are you with people who insist on being skeptical and strong?
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