Nothing other people do is because of us. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own world, in their own mind. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world. I am the first to admit that I make that assumption, especially when it comes to those that I care about. Not taking things personally is easier said than done
"Don't take things personally!" You can open your heart completely and no one can hurt you. You can love others without fear of being ignored. You can ask for what you need and don't worry about being rejected. That's easier said than done, but I'm committed to making a habit of not taking anything personally. That way I won’t need to place my trust in what others do or say. I will only need to trust myself to make responsible choices. I am never responsible for the actions of others. There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to us when we take nothing personally.