Mind Your Own Business
Stay away or walk away.While being excluded can feel hurtful, it’s important to recognize that there may be good reasons why something is not your business. Another important element of respecting boundaries is accepting other people’s right to their own values, beliefs, and opinions. While you may disagree with them, it’s often best to mind your business rather than trying to interfere with others’ belief systems. I have noticed that minding one’s own business can be particularly challenging for people. I have been so guilty of not minding my own business. My and I stress MY LIFE is going to be everything I make it in a positive manner.
You have long treated God with contempt, and have grieved his loving heart. He is reluctant to punish you — but if you persevere in sin — he must! His holy law, and every principle of his just government, require it.
Of course, if their plan involves hurting themselves or someone else or otherwise committing a crime, you should inform the authorities. If you’re having trouble staying away from gossip, start small. Challenge yourself to not participate for a full day. If you succeed, extend the length of your next challenge until it becomes a habit rather than a challenge. For instance, if someone is spreading rumors about the sex life of your co-worker Anthony, refocus the conversation on his recent standout report or volunteer work at the local food bank.
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Parents, Christian parents, whatever you neglect, “mind your own business,” in reference to your children’s souls. Left unanswered in all of this is the question of what to be mindful of. But what do you do when one of them is trying to confide in you and the other one is screaming from the bedroom? You have to be mindful of your companion while simultaneously attempting to eat without spilling or choking—and I say you would be remiss if you failed to notice the sad-eyed busboy who is refilling the water glasses. Divided attention far predates the advent of smartphones and is intrinsic to many human activities, such as child-raising, cooking a large meal, and waiting on tables. Or take one of the most ancient human occupations—war—which is relevant because the mindfulness promoters are beginning to market their product to the U.S. military.