From time to time, we come across people who seem so cold and wrapped up in themselves that they don’t even give us enough attention to make a decent conversation.
You find them at work, grocery store registers, hospitals, banks, customer service and sometimes among your friends and family.
Such people simply don’t care and you wonder what it would take for them to treat you like you are an actual person. Dealings with indifferent people can leave you frustrated and angry.
How about we try EFT tapping to see if we can turn it around?
If you are new to EFT, please see our Emotional Freedom Technique How-to first. That will get you up and running with EFT quickly.
Even though I feel lonely and abandoned when people don’t care, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though people simply don’t care, even when I’m being nice to them, I wish I could sometimes “not care” back just as easily.
Even though I’m nice so that others can be nice to me as well, people are sometimes brusque or downright rude. I feel bad when that happens.
Even though people’s “don’t care” attitude makes me feel unwanted and inferior, I wish I could be secure enough not to let others affect how I feel about myself.
Even though I want to be loved and accepted with a smile by everyone I come across, I am open to being a little more practical about life.
Even though I feel like one emotional ninny wanting people to be warm towards me, I don’t want to be made to feel bad about my nature.
Eyebrow People simply don’t care.
Side of the eye They are brusque, sometimes downright rude.
Under the eye Most people these days don’t even look me in the eye.
Under the nose As if they are just too busy to even care.
Chin I feel like they are shutting me out through their coldness.
Collar bone A noncommittal shrug, an eye roll, a smirk, or a fixed stare.
Under the arm As if they are looking through me, past me.
Top of the head As if they are just not responsible for anything.
Eyebrow Everywhere I look, people are so business minded.
Side of the eye All they care about is money and themselves.
Under the eye Even when a smile costs them nothing!
Under the nose What would they lose if they only loosened up a little,
Chin and remembered their manners to be polite?
Collar bone Their behavior feels dry and calculating.
Under the arm I feel rejected as a human being
Top of the head when people don’t even look me in the eye.
Eyebrow I feel like I’m just another number, just another customer,
Side of the eye just another patient, just another shopper!
Under the eye This makes me feel like I’m a burden
Under the nose instead of being a living, loving child of the universe.
Chin I feel rejected, saddened, and even surprised that
Collar bone someone can just not care about me!
Under the arm Even when I’m being nice to them.
Top of the head Isn’t niceness not valued anymore?
Eyebrow At the same time, I don’t want to harden myself
Side of the eye to become callous towards others,
Under the eye since that will not be the true me anymore.
Under the nose And yet it breaks my heart every time someone behaves
Chin like they simply don’t care.
Collar bone I wish I could be a little more practical.
Under the arm I wish I could be a little more confident
Top of the head so that others’ behavior would not bother me so much.
Eyebrow I’m open to learning that even though I definitely
Side of the eye deserve to be treated with love and respect at all times,
Under the eye my self worth is not decided by how others’ behave.
Under the nose I’m opening up to this idea that even when
Chin people are being cool towards me, they probably have some
Collar bone problems occupying their minds
Under the arm that prevent them from being cheery.
Top of the head I can be understanding enough to accommodate that
Eyebrow into my thinking from now.
Side of the eye Maybe I can spread some cheer in their lives,
Under the eye by remembering my manners to be polite anyway,
Under the nose instead of copying their “don’t care” attitude.
Chin This does not mean I’m endorsing being nice
Collar bone even when I should be offended.
Under the arm I’m smart enough to know when to take up an issue
Top of the head and when to just let it go.
Eyebrow Knowing this I can relax a little.
Side of the eye I’m not walking around under the fear
Under the eye of being offended the next time I talk to someone.
Under the nose Releasing this need to be upset when
Chin people don’t seem as caring as I would like.
Collar bone Knowing full well that I’m a precious
Under the arm human being no matter how someone else behaves.
Top of the head I’m warm enough inside
Eyebrow not to let outside coolness wear me down.
Side of the eye Just like how sunshine melts away the snow,
Under the eye I have enough love and warmth
Under the nose inside of me to keep me warm and fuzzy.
Chin And I have enough to spare.
Collar bone I can allow others to be what they will be.
Under the arm While freeing myself to be what I will be.
Top of the head With this knowledge, I choose to be calm and confident.