“The moment you start to resent a person you become that person’s slave. They control your dreams, rob you of peace, hound you, invade your sleep, sap your energy, and stay with you everywhere you go.” – Adapted from 12 Step Prayer Book
Wow! That sounds horrible. The question is: why would anyone ever have a resentment? Or better yet, how can I be sure to never have one again? The solution I’ve found is be aware of the moment when someone upsets me and make an immediate decision that I’m unwilling to be their victim and slave. Resentment is 100% unacceptable today. Then I quickly shift my focus to something that makes me smile and feel good. I don’t ignore the problem, I just detach from it, then, once again, ILML!