Select Page
Don’t Kill The Messenger!

I had what I would have ruled as a negative experience, happen. That brief exchange inspired me to take action:

  • To write more
  • To say “no” more often
  • And to live my truth.

It all started when I complained to my co-worker that I wasn’t happy at my job and that I was looking for a way out. Little did I know she’d be the catalyst to helping me, but not in the way I thought.

A week later, I got a phone call from my supervisor. He attacked my work performance, and then called me out on a professional level. Needless to say, I was pretty devastated. The conversation ripped me apart. But I didn’t respond. I took stock of what he said and waited.

I did some writing and reflecting and realized that a lot of what he said had some merit. Although I didn’t like the way he said it to me, he was right on many levels:
I was not doing the best job I was capable of,
I was not into the job, nor was I working well with my co-workers
I was not being a great team player.

Wow, that was an eye-opener.

But I also understood I had work to do. The first thing was to make amend to my co-worker because it was clear that it was she who went to him to call me out. Although she denied it, she accepted my amend. I learned she was not a trustworthy person. Good information. But anyone who betrays us is doing us a favor.

What happened?

  1. I started to write more and started to live my life in alignment with new and conscious choices
  2. I cut out that which I was not happy doing
  3. I started saying yes to me and no to what I thought was the expectation

This has been the gift:
I could have assassinated the character of my supervisor. But then I would not see the value in what he told me. I used the message as the impetus to get busy doing the actions that supported my higher purpose.

What did I learn? Don’t kill the messenger! Messengers are the vehicle that brings the message I need to hear to move me into greater action.

Who or what was your messenger?

Related Topics

Exploring the Connection between Heavenly Reward and Mitzvot

  I want to talk about the performing of mitzvot (good deeds). But first - a major announcement! I am going to be migrating this blog over to a new home: later this month. (It's not live yet - if you go to it now, you will see the...

Soulmates in Judaism

The Concept of Soulmate In Genesis, it is written, “Man and woman, God created them.” In Midrash Bereshit, the Rabbis took that concept to mean that God created humans as one soul. With both male and Female attributes. God created the concept of the soulmate. When...

Understanding the Importance of Enoch in the Apocrypha

The Book of Enoch is found in the later writings which were not included in the Hebrew Bible. They are found in the books known as the Apocrypha and the Pseudepigrapha. These books were originally written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. This body of literature was...