Not everyone is going to like you.
Sometimes it will be because of a miscommunication, sometimes it will be because of a skewed perception, and sometimes it will just “not be a match.”
It’s easy to get triggered by not feeling understood, seen or just plain liked.
It’s easy to want to overcompensate, to try harder, to seduce, cajole, manipulate, insist, do pirouettes - whatever it takes to soothe the discomfort of not being liked.
And often, it comes at the cost of abandoning ourself a little bit. Which really, is never a little bit.
What is it like to sit with the discomfort, instead of trying to run away from it?
To have a little conversation with it?
To feel all the ways it bothers us, including in our body?
Really be with it.
Breathe through it.
Then little by little, come back to us.
To our true place that knows that we don’t NEED everyone to like us. That place inside of us that is safe and complete and strong.
That place of love.
From that place, we may realize that as it turns out, we don’t really like that other person that much either. And that it’s perfectly ok.