It’s a good affirmation and reminder for myself.
I am willing to let (allow) people I care about suffer.
When I act with integrity, I can do so with as much wisdom and kindness is possible for me, and it may still trigger suffering in others. They may trigger it in themselves.
And that is OK. It is at times the price we pay for integrity, it will pass, and we may all learn something from it.
For myself, it is an invitation to explore how I live from integrity. Can I do it in a more kind and skillful way?
Source: The affirmation comes from Don’t be Nice, be Real by Kelly Bryson
- i am willing to let people suffer
- affirmation, reminder
- when act with integrity, then may be a trigger for suffering in others (they trigger it in themselves)
- is ok, is a price I am willing to pay for acting with more integrity, honesty, what feels right to me
- also, people will suffer, it’s part of life, I am not (always) responsible for doing something about it
When I act with integrity, it may trigger suffering in people around me. Or more precisely, they may trigger it in themselves.
I can act with consideration and compassion for myself and the other person, and it may still happen.
It is OK. It is a price I am willing to pay for acting with more integrity, honesty, and from what feels more right to me.
Also, people suffer. It is part of life. I am not always responsible for doing something about it. At times, I will do something about it for my own sake. Other times, I can let it go. In either case, I can trust that people can take care of themselves.
It’s very basic. Something we can learn early in life. And yet, it is something I want to work more with.