when I’m wondering what people might think about the pimple on my face
when I repeat an outfit for more than one wedding within the family
when I publish here and I think about what a particular reader might say
when am overly apologetic about what I think might offend someone………….
Then I think of this story and ask myself : Are You A Gnat?
A huge bull stood grazing in the field. A tiny gnat buzzed about its ear and finally landed on one of his huge horns. After a while, the little gnat said loudly, “Dear bull, pardon me if I have disturbed your peaceful afternoon with the weight of my body on your horns. I offer you one thousand apologies for I never meant to inconvenience you with my presence at all . . . I wouldn’t want you to think I didn’t care about your solitude and comfort.”
The bull replied, “Little gnat, thank you for the grandiose apology you felt such great need to share. But you think too highly of yourself. I didn’t even notice you were there!”
The world won’t come to a grinding halt if I make a faux pas….Or don’t live up to what I think are other people’s expectations of me…..How freeing that is!!
If you never assume importance, you never lose it. ~ Tao Te Ching
A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A blogging coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself.
I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at CorinneRodrigues.com and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.