Recently, I ran into someone I hadn’t seen in years. The context of our conversation instantly made me feel bad. And I remembered how he treated me when I was younger. Even though I smiled and nodded, I left our interaction with a lump in my throat and thoughts of bad memories.
It wasn’t much of what was said but the energy attached to the conversation. He had always made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. Some people make us feel good to be in their presence, while others make us feel bad.
When people act superior to someone else, it’s a feeling. No one has to tell me they believe they are better than me. Sometimes, I can feel it.
And it breaks my heart to know that others have felt a negative energy from me.
Someone I love dearly told me they didn’t feel loved by me. At first, their words made me mad. Then they broke my heart. I realized we don’t get to decide how someone interprets our energy.
Therefore, we must ensure our words, expressions, tone of voice, and actions represent our heart’s feelings. It’s one thing to feel love and another to show it. So I asked God to teach me and let the person feel loved by me.
It was a process. I had to stop judging their choices and learn to love them right where they were. To love, we have to put aside everything else. The love of a person and dislike of their actions create an imbalance they can feel.
To truly love a person, we must love them right where they are. We have to look beyond the flesh and connect with their soul. When our souls connect, we feel it. There’s no judgment; only love remains.