Cait here - I recently had an encounter on Nextdoor (that "neighborly" site) that left me feeling pretty defeated. I had shared information about an essential oils MeetUp and was told that I had to take it down via private message. It was in the same message I was told by the neighborhood "lead" that her friend sells the same products and I was against violation. It upset her so much that she was going to report me.
But, report me for what? For trying to bring other people who use essential oils together for meet ups.
I'm sure you can see how this would bring anyone down. What is the saying? "A good deed never goes unpunished?"
I was so upset about it that it was hard for me to fall asleep that night. I had to use our EO bedtime spray multiple times just to calm my mind. So the next morning when I woke up and there was a new message from the same individual that continued to bring me down, my husband encouraged me to meditate on it.
And what I've realized is that in this world there will always be someone who doesn't want to see you succeed, is threatened by your positivity, joy or outlook on the world. But you know what? That doesn't matter!
What matters in life is this: Just be yourself. Be true. Be honest. Be authentic. Be mindful.
Take time today to remind yourself of this mantra. Say it out loud. Write it in your planner. Text it to yourself.
Be you, friends. And be conscious in your journey.
Co-Founder of The Willow Field