Getting Annoyed

Deborah KayBy Deborah KayJuly 2, 20221 Minutes

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” – Carl Jung


I get annoyed easily. Some people can be very annoying.

However, when I feel myself getting annoyed, I consciously ask myself, “instead of getting annoyed, what can I learn from it?”

If my mother is late and I get annoyed, I tell myself not to be late as it is disrespectful of other people’s time.

If someone keeps interjecting our conversations by talking about herself, I tell myself not to talk about myself as it can be rather self-absorbed.

If someone complains incessantly and I get annoyed. I tell myself not to complain as whining is one of the least productive things that one can do.

“Many of the faults you see in others, dear reader, are your own nature reflected in them.” ~ Rumi


And finally a reminder to be compassionate:

“If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion.” — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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