The Art of Minding Your Own Business

The Art of Minding Your Own Business

People get in an uproar over what other people do or don’t do, not realizing that getting involved is the worst decision they can make.

The majority of drama is caused by someone not minding their own business.

I’ve found that when I get involved in other people’s affairs, it usually doesn’t turn out well for me. I end up involved in some sort of drama and in the middle of a mess I don’t want to be in.

Drama removes peace and the absence of peace affects our health. I now avoid drama at all costs.

I wasn’t always like that though. When I was younger, I felt the need to constantly visit other people and get involved in everything they had going on.

Now that I’m older, I realize it isn’t wise. Visiting others doesn’t require being all up in their business. You can also lend a helping hand without knowing every little detail as to why they need help.

Being a busy body isn’t the same as caring.

I’ve found that when I keep myself involved in what I have going on in my own home, I am not overwhelmed with what everyone else has going on in theirs.

When we get involved in everyone’s business, we remove our own sense of calm.

It is a hard lesson for some people to learn, but it brings peace when you realize you can’t change other people.

You can either accept them for how they are or leave them alone. But you can’t change them to be how you want them to be.

Sometimes the drama we have is the drama we created.

If someone needs your help, they will ask for it. If they need your opinion, they will ask for it. What they don’t need is someone meddling or spreading gossip.

Staying to oneself and out of everyone’s business is not only important, but it is also necessary for healing. If you’ve had health issues, it is wise to stay away from drama.

The more peace a person has, the better their mind and body will be. Our minds and bodies respond to our environment.

The grass is greener on the other side of drama.

Life is better when you realize there are some people you’re never going to get along with. You can’t change them. It is better to forgive them and love them from a distance.

Withdrawing from someone you don’t get along with doesn’t mean you don’t love them. It simply means you want peace. There is nothing wrong with wanting peace. Some people can’t be pleased no matter how hard you try.

The peace in you may upset the demons in others.

Let them talk. At the end of the day, what matters is that you know you’ve tried to be a peacemaker. Let all of the naysayers and drama queens have their moment in the spotlight. It will all be okay.

Peace and evil are like water and oil.

They don’t mix.

Minding your own business may upset people because they don’t understand your actions. When you don’t do things another person’s way, they think you are wrong.

Maybe they think you’re stuck up or selfish. Let them think whatever they want. You’re not living their life, you’re living yours.

How to Keep Peace

My best friend and I have made it over thirty years without an argument. It is because she and I both know how to mind our own business. We know when to pull away and give each other space.

We are not constantly pushing ourselves on one another or into one another’s lives. Okay, well, maybe I’ve done that a little bit in the past, but I’m getting better. 🤪

We know our limits and where we stand in our relationship. It works. And, it’s perfectly peaceful to be her friend. She gets me.

Some relationships I’ve had were not peaceful. At some point, I decided to pull away from those people.

If I close the door to a relationship, I normally don’t open it back up because people rarely ever change. That doesn’t mean I don’t love that person. It just means I’ve learned my lesson.

If a person is jealous of you, that isn’t likely to change. Or, if they have anger issues, they aren’t likely to overcome it just because you don’t like it. The same goes with being easily offended or any other flaw in their character.

Forgiving someone doesn’t mean you must have an active relationship with them.

Forgiveness is choosing to let the negative feelings go and not holding whatever they’ve done against them. Sometimes the way to make peace is to let it be known you have no hard feelings and then walk away.

We are not the authority over other people’s actions. Their actions, thoughts, or judgments really have nothing to do with us, even if they are about us.

You can’t fix people. Social expectations also do not have to control you.

Living a quiet and peaceful lifestyle is biblical. Not hanging out with people who take your peace is also biblical. Do what is right and don’t worry about what others think of you.

Learn to create a positive mindset and set others free from what you’ve held against them. Learn to live a peaceful life. The green grass is nice over here. Come on over and enjoy life without the drama.    

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom… the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easily implored, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13

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