Don’t waste a moment of your joy worrying about what other people think of you. When you know who you are, it won’t matter what anyone else thinks. Be you, without apology or explanation. You will never please everyone all the time, not even the ones that matter most, no matter how hard you try. The best you can do is be true to yourself, stand firm in the knowledge of your core and act from the integrity of your innermost self. What others think about you is their business, not yours. Don’t let another person’s judgment of you shake your foundation.
If someone came to your house and took a jackhammer to your foundation, you would stop them. You wouldn’t let them continue and tear down your house, would you?
So why would it be any different when someone takes a jackhammer to your Being? When someone insults you or thinks negatively of you, why invite their opinion in and let it destroy you?
Let people think what they think and you continue to know what you know. The strongest weapon you have against other people’s judgments is the knowledge of who you are. And when you truly know who you are, you won’t need weapons. You will love yourself and others, no matter what they think. Love has the ability to transform all judgments, including your own.