You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.
But you can have a long cool drink of your own.
This card’s advice and energy might be a little connected to a private reading I did earlier today, but nevertheless it is one of those proverbial truisms that applies to everyone.
We can’t control other people, but we sure as hell can control ourselves.
We can offer our love, but can’t make other people accept it – much less requite it.
We can accept the love that is given to us. We can choose to reflect, return and magnify that love.
We can choose to close ourselves off, but don’t dare be hurt when other people turn away and stop offering their emotions and energies to a closed up lump.
Let emotions flow – there are always more where that came from.
Yes, absolutely, choose, control and curate how you express them and who you express them to. You can control that much, but not how -or if-they will react.
“You do you boo” is as demeaning and dismissive as it feels when someone says it to you…but it is also full, unbridled permission to let your freak flag fly and to do just exactly that…you.
“People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln among others.
So what do you do about people who choose differently than you had hoped or just generally make up their mind to be miserable?
I don’t know.
I suspect the answer is to let them.
Respect their choices. Respect the mind they’ve made. But just as importantly, respect yours just as strongly.
Choose happy, and it is yours.
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous Yuletide Solstice time and New Year.
Thank you for reading and listening in 2022. Please stay tuned for a shiny new and improved blog, podcast and other new surprises coming in 2023.
Wishing all the best to everyone,