July 16, 2019
Yikes! If something makes you feel hurt, maybe it’s a question of you being too sensitive and/or perhaps someone else not being mindful enough of your feelings. If you’re going to judge, let it be positive, or at the very least with sensitivity and accuracy while using empathy and compassion. When one feels unnecessarily, and often ‘wrongly’ judged, it’s best to respond from the heart, or ‘trigger’ someone better intended by your silence and non reactionary-ism rather than by defensive or offensive rebuttals. However, it can be like accepting a physical hit sometimes and calling upon your best mind for restraint. That ‘restraint’ is likely the best option for whenever someone else is the ‘initiator’ be it of a judgement or action. Your silence or non engagement is an excellent option.
Then from another perspective and example is of a dog biting your leg. Your reaction must be immediate and best done with some compassion for the dog. Having a great amount of self love will create a different reaction to the situation than if you are an angry person.
That ‘plank’ in your own eye mentioned in the bible is a gift example like when you always are focused on removing the ‘bad habit’ of initiating judgements or aspersions. It will make life of a higher quality, and it’s the loving thing to do. Of course, the flip side is handling the poor etiquette of judgments initiated by others. In my case having quite a few residents in my meditation centers, and doing large ‘free speech displays’ in public for 26 years, sometimes in the most volatile situations quick and healthy decisions on how to deal with initiated confrontations is vital.
Light heartedness and a good sense of humor readily available at any moment is vital to all healthy outcomes. The gift of life can be a challenging one. To overcome the difficulties we encounter, we rely on our inner strength, on the strength of those who love us, and on the power of self realizations, understandings and knowledge. These are all steps on our journey to continue progressing as human beings. Why let life be a ‘sucker punch’ to your opportunities, freedom and general well being? You are here at the most incredible time of life on earth, and making the most of it both inner and giving to others is the path for you. Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun. ‘Rise’ in love. Regret nothing and don’t let people wear you down! You can’t start the next chapter in your life if you keep rebooting your last one!