When People Are Unreasonable

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered;

forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives:

Be kind anyway.

What you spend years creating others could destroy overnight:

Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.

Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten.

Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it may never be enough:

Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God:

it was never between you and them anyway.”

– Mother Teresa

It has been one challenging week for my ego. Maybe it’s one of those messages from God that is teaching me a lesson. I hope I did learn it.

First was my problem with the work I was doing. I gave my best effort to finish a project only to be ditched by the client. It was pretty harsh and I was so disappointed. I am trying to do what Mother Teresa says, “Forgive them anyway.”

I guess we cannot really control other people’s crooked characters. I do believe in karma though so I let the hands of the Universe take care of it. Anyway, God is wiser than I am.

Whenever I think about the client and the other people who are unreasonable, I just keep quiet for a while and try to forgive them in my heart. I do not want to hate or curse anyone. And the miracle is not only to love loving people, but also to love those who seem unloving to us.

I loved the quote that says, “I asked God to protect me from my enemies, and I started losing friends.” We cannot help to have friends who are crooked sometimes. People who are secretly talking about us behind our backs and don’t really love us. When we start to radiate love and compassion, these people begin to move away from our lives because their vibration does not match ours.

In the end, I understand why my client ditched me. It is because I asked God for loving, honest and trustworthy people in my life and they simply don’t match that. Maybe I should prepare losing more people in my life then.

My ego was challenged, and I asked God to silence it. With that, I understood.

God’s will be done.


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