Today, I learned a new word and it is “GENSHAI”. This word is Indian and it means that you should never treat another person in a manner that would make them feel small- and that includes yourself.
The fundamental elements of “GENSHAI” is the value of compassion and encouragement but the important thing to remember is that we need to treat ourselves with respect and kindness as well as others.
Often, we try to take care of everyone around us, but we forget to take care of ourselves first. We end up feeling worn out and resentful and we ask why we are always victims of friends who are not grateful of our efforts.
This is a vicious cycle and a perpetual trap that lead to feelings of helplessness and bitterness from unfulfilled wishes of being appreciated, and it also transfers the power to be happy from our own hands into someone else’s hands.
Remember, we are our own destiny and we have the ultimate freedom to choose our own attitude in any given circumstances. Practice “GENSHAI” with the people around you, as well as yourself, for the dignity and respect you show yourself will be reflected in the way you treat others.
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