Monday, May 19, 2014
If you experienced abuse or injustice while growing up, then you might think that everyone must be either a mean person or weak person—not realizing the other options of spiritual or social positive works.
If you experience abuse or injustice as an adult, then you might respond with antisocial attitudes and behaviors—not realizing that by doing so you are justifying and maintaining the society you hate.
If you become discouraged by the injustice, inequality, and unfairness in the world, then you might resort to anger or apathy—not realizing that your inner world can be as just, equal, and fair as you want it to be.
If you experience boring, tedious, and mindless education, entertainment, or work, then you might think that life is also stupid and vapid—not realizing that your inner world can be as alive and vibrant as you want it to be.
If you experience relationships and social interactions as conflictual, phony, and to be mainly about serving pride and avoiding shame, then you might become bitter, pessimistic, or nihilistic—not realizing that the relationships and social interactions in your heart, mind, and soul can be as peaceful, genuine, and egoless as you want them to be.
Posted by Kevin Evertt FitzMaurice, M.S. at 10:18 PM