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There is not a single person on this planet who was born to hurt or harm you in any way. People cause harm out of a reaction to their own fears. Fear for their physical safety, emotional safety and even fear of feeling safe in their own psyche (mind). That means if a person perceives a threat to their well-being in any way, they will choose to take action that will protect them or move them away from that perceived threat.
What does that mean for you? It means another person is not reacting or doing anything because of you. It has nothing to do with you. They are acting from a place of fear, a perceived fear.
Haven’t you ever been in a situation where you acted on what appeared to be a threat when it really wasn’t? Think back to a time where fear took you over. Was it the person or your perception of the situation that pushed you to act? Often, we are too quick to act when we need to take a step back to question our perception of reality in a given situation.
Yes, fear can be a good thing. When you are faced with emanate danger such as a tiger or bear chasing you. But in these modern times, the likelihood of encountering these types of dangers is pretty slim. Most of our modern-day fears stem from a mentally constructed, fabricated illusion of danger. It is our perception of reality that is dangerous.
So, what can you do now that you know this? Before you act, stop and ask yourself if there is a real threat, are you really in danger, or are you just triggered by the words someone just said. Words cannot cause harm. It is only the meaning, the perception of those words that you assign that can cause you any pain. No one can cause harm, only your perception can.
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