Love those who attack and challenge you the most. They are simply God’s angels disguised to remind you to love bigger.

Sometimes we think because we have pure intentions or are doing some good in the world that everyone will be happy. This is not always the case. Often, when light seeks to emerge, darkness seeks to oppose it. But you cannot give it too much energy or weight. As you step more fully into your light and power, those around you may sometimes feel threatened. You just show them either where they are not embracing theirs or where it scares them. So they may lash out at you.

Know this: They are not really threatened by you; they are actually threatened by their own greatness that you remind them of. But trust that nothing can stop what is meant to be. Resist the natural temptation to fight darkness with darkness. Anger with anger. Hate with hate. This will only perpetuate the cycle of suffering and end up bringing you down.

There are no enemies out there, just those that don’t see themselves clearly yet and, thus, cannot see you clearly yet either. It may seem personal, but recognize that it is not. Then you know that they aren’t really attacking you because it really isn’t about you.

So to attack them back or engage in petty back and forth not only brings you to their level, but it ultimately resolves nothing.

When you are driven by anger, you cannot create true peace. So make peace with yourself. Make peace with who you are and who you are not.

The more you know yourself, the less you care what others say about you.

The more you know yourself, the less you care to say about others.

The more you know yourself, the more you know that another is just an aspect of yourself. We are ONE. It’s so easy to forget and buy into the illusion of separation.

When you know the truth of yourself, you have no time for drama.

Drama is a cheap way to get high. Give it up. Connect to your SELF and feel the true aliveness of your SOUL.

Don’t give the small flies buzzing around you so much attention when you can enjoy the vast sunsets and miracles of each blessed moment.

Life is too short to waste time worrying about what people think or say about you.

Life is too precious to waste your energy fighting others who don’t really know you anyway.

Life is too short to allow others’ behaviors to determine your destiny and how much you allow your soul to shine.

Those who challenge you the most are just the wind beneath your wings to make you stronger.

In your heart, thank them, bless them, and send them love. This is the best response. And move on.

Those who challenge you the most are your soul’s gift. They provide you with the opportunity to put your spirituality into real action. They are an invitation to love.

They are God in drag reminding you to WAKE UP!

They are a living question asking you…How big are you willing to love?



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Kute Blackson is a life coach and speaker. Unlike those who promise to simply help people “get” what they want, Kute’s work instead reveals to people what they have to give, by liberating who they are most truly and deeply. The focus: Freedom. For more on Kute, please visit his website and follow him on Twitter.

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