“The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.” – Marcus Aurelius

A friend of mine posted this quote yesterday and when I was reminded of it I smiled from ear to ear.

I’ve seen this quote before but it couldn’t have reached me at a better time last night.

I was feeling heavy from some conversations that transpired throughout the day.

I had opened my Facebook and started typing several times with the desire to basically tell several people to Fuck off and get out of my space but then I was reminded that anger and hate is not something I chose to contribute to this planet of ours.

I was reminded that it is my divine right to raise my vibration as high as possible every single day and by doing that I in turn raise the overall vibration of the world.

So instead of being angry, I struck up some super constructive conversations with some brilliant women I’ve been blessed enough to share my space with.

I reflected on my lunch date with a client and friend who traveled here from Germany simply to visit someone I referred him to (and seeing me was a bonus of course).

Our conversation was proof of why I’m here. The growth this man has made in the last 6 months is proof of why I’m here. His LIGHT shines brighter than he realizes and at one point, it truly just didn’t. So, reminding myself of that transformation I’ve witnessed unfold brought new light to the heaviness I had been feeling for a moment based on the disappointing actions of other humans that I at one point considered to be a part of my “circle.”

Instead of being angry I called my amazing boyfriend who was on his way home from a not so great day at work but stopped what he was doing and sat in the car to have a conversation with me about how I was feeling. And without even meaning to he returned my faith that not all men “don’t get it”. In a few very simple sentences he reminded me that it’s the ones that never boast about how much they know, that truly know the most.

And after a long ass day, I sat down last night and saw that quote and smiled.

“The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.” – Marcus Aurelius

I smiled with my heart. My soul was bursting with light and I remembered, it is not my job to change anyone’s mind.

But it is my job to shine light where light belongs because if I allowed someone who chooses to speak out about something they have zero right to ever chime in on to affect my state of mind for more than just a very brief moment (which is was maybe an hour max), then I wouldn’t be able to do my job.

And unlike a lot of people, I take my responsibility very seriously. I take the choice of adding love and light to raise the vibe instead of more hate and ignorance VERY seriously.

So, choose self-awareness my friends. Choose to find something constructive in anything that causes you to even think about altering your mental state. Because it’s in leveraging those situations to get deeper and vibe higher that will serve the greater good.

Be the change my friends.

One thought on “Instead of Being Angry…

  1. Very good Jamie. You’re completely right. The smart ones are the ones that know they don’t know. Get it? Humility. More people should practice it…….I think. Haha.

    Thanks for the post and the quote.


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