Big revelation. Just because someone says something about me or to me does not mean it’s true. I don’t need to put the red dress on just because someone wants me to wear it. Not only that, I don’t need to react in anger or even at all. I need not process it ad nauseum. And I don’t even have to dignify it with a response. I can simply step aside and give space. Perhaps lots and lots of space. My life, time and energy are precious.
So are yours.