The illustration above exemplifies the need for peace on a global level…but with all things global, change begins with the individual.
Where does one begin to affect reconciliation, peace and understanding on a personal level?
When I feel violated I can usually just blow it off. After all, I have a good life and much for which I am thankful. I’m pretty easy going and definitely forgiving. It can be difficult to simply let go…but I’m pretty good at doing that.
Peace begins in one’s own heart, right? Who wants or needs trouble? Who wants or needs drama?
Well, it seems that some people thrive on it.
Before I start sounding as though I think I am morally superior to anyone else, I must say that just like everyone else, I have buttons that can be pushed, and when they are pushed, I can come out swinging. I make a pretty good sparring partner when I set my mind to it….but why waste the energy getting dragged into some trashy lower-life situation?
Under certain circumstances revenge sounds sweet, but it never is…Not really….not on a personal level and not on a global one. It is a vexation to the spirit.
However, what does one do when the other person does not stop?
Simply let it go.
I find this decision the universal solution.
The best thing to do when someone is in your face is to simply move forward. Try to affect good in the world. Reach out in peace and in the spirit of love and try to understand the other person’s perspective. Be better than anyone that is trying to hurt or anger you. Reach out in love.
This applies to every person on every level. Be good. Be kind. BE BETTER. Send love.
Take pity on those that malign you, for they do so from issues that have nothing to do with you. Try to view the world from their perspectives in order to better understand what they might be experiencing. Be better. Add no fuel to the smoke and simply let the negative feelings fall away.
After all…they are only smoke.
“Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.”