“When people show you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou
Someone I cared about and loved very much told me, “I’m going to hurt you.” And instead of believing them I said, no you aren’t, don’t say that. I didn’t believe them, because I didn’t want to. But, ultimately they hurt me and I have no one to blame but myself. I didn’t believe when they said who they were and waited until they showed me. And, even then, I didn’t believe, and let it happen numerous times. What a HUGE Life Lesson Maya Angelou shares that is so powerful to me.
Just think about what this quote means. Trust, believe and “listen” when others are “telling” you who they really are. They know themselves better than you do. It’s actually a tough thing to do and isn’t always verbal, but when someone truly opens themselves up to you and shows you their truth, don’t ask questions, just trust, believe and honor their honesty. Trust in what you feel, see and hear to be true.
Please take time to watch the video linked below of Maya speaking with Oprah about this Life Lesson.