Monday, December 10, 2012

Joy to the World

T'is the season to be jolly?!? Personally, I have been running into negativity on a jaw dropping level. The "you can't be serious" level. And boy, do I have to watch the self-righteous aspect of my being! The irrational, entitled, or hypocritical behavior seems to beg a rebuttal. The hard lesson is; don't engage! Observe. Reserve judgement. Bite your tongue and try to watch how things play out. If further involvement is required, Life will let you know. Otherwise, let it be.

Difficult? Extremely so. But, without the utmost tact, we are drawn into a battle we cannot win. The inherent trait within most people is to be "right." Forget the facts; their right, you're wrong. Period. End of story. Engagement at that crucible simply leads to frustration. It also has a tendency of monopolizing our thoughts. We mentally work and rework the dynamics of how ignorant the other person is/was. We enlist "allies" as we share the experience through dialog. In a sense, we agree to waste our time on another person's delusion.

If I am deluded, then it's within a perception of Life being a Gift. This Gift begets Gratitude. The Gratitude seems to allow space for a Higher Self, a Cosmic Purpose. Under those conditions, I can see your actions as an opportunity to refine my ability to see the Gift anywhere and everywhere. The more outrageous your self-indulgence, denial, or conceit may be, the more skillful I become moving through it, past it, or around it. And that is a gift we can be joyful about.

4 comments:

  1. We are all God's children, all interconnected. The thing is sometimes we forget that we deserve God's favor everyday and in every situation. Even when we are frustrated beyond belief, we must remember to have faith. God's grace is supernatural. If we believe we have it, it will come to pass. Have faith that in every situation we will be victorious because God promised us this. Victorious may mean exorcising the ego, or saying nothing when being attacked, just letting God work in our lives. This is true faith. When we believe, truly believe, we become lights unto the world!

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  2. P - I particularly liked the 1st para - and read it twice. However, perhaps everyone should read your thoughts up here -- twice!! gj

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    1. You are near and dear to me.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkje4FiH9Qc

      I have tried to "link up" and what was my failed attempt to include it in the previous comment. Lets see if this one works.

      pg

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