I used to think that the way I felt was directly related to what the people around me were doing or saying.
I remember how insecure I was in college and how I always got angry at my boyfriend at the time for not doing enough to reassure me that I was beautiful, good enough, or the right girl for him.
I remember being sad, angry, jealous and anxious over what other people did or said to me. I really didn’t think I had any control over it. If something “bad” happened, I had to feel bad, no ifs ands or buts about it.
Enter Byron Katie.