Rejection, exclusion – separation from what we want, or the status quo.
Being rejected makes us feel bad. And, rejecting others makes them feel bad.
It is a cycle that can snowball if unchecked: Being rejected – rejecting others – being rejected by them – rejecting still others, on and on.
We can escape the cycle of being rejected and rejecting others by developing compassion.
Compassion for how rejection feels, stops us in our tracks when we want to get our own way, regardless of the impact on others.
Compassion is putting ourselves in others’ shoes, and remembering how we would want to be treated in the same circumstances.
It gives others the space to shine. And in the beautiful gift of our compassion, we feel and experience a softening in our relationships coming and going.
Rejection transformed by compassion
Interwoven in all interactions.