Have compassion. Upon yourself.

If the liberty movement continues to be negative, cynical, and attack everyone that doesn’t agree with the philosophy… It’s going to attract only the negative and cynical. Who we are is what we attract.

One of my biggest struggles in life is disgust for the old man, and the projection of that onto others. We call that self-righteousness, and I want to give you some insight today on dealing with this. This is very fresh in my life right now. I write mostly from my own spiritual struggles and recognition. I do that here today.

This is how this plays out in my life… The last 4 years I have been on a rapid journey of personal growth. I come to self-awareness of something, and then I attack myself without compassion. (We’ll come back to that.) Then that overflows – “out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Luke 6:45, the Bible]. So I end up attacking others, for the exact same issues I struggle with and “moved-in” just moments earlier.

Almost all of us do this. Some that have been on this journey longer are able to recognize this and stop it before they allow it to control them, but most of us just let it flow… We let it flow like a Tsunami. Tsunamis don’t cleanse though, they destroy. I did this the other day. After a few days of deep reflection I realized I had been attacking someone only because everyone else was. I had joined the horde. So I stopped. And then I attacked everyone else that was attacking the same person for their attacks on them. /facepalm

Instead of trying to assist others in seeing from my perspective, I judged them with my very own inadequacies. I was impatient, expecting they should now be able to see what I can now see. If I can see, they ought to too. It doesn’t work like that though. It took me time, it will take others time too. Patience, is a virtue.

I lashed out because every time I saw someone else attack, I felt that same hatred for my own self and my own nature, so I lashed out at them for lashing out. Echh… We do this in some vain attempt of penance. As if attacking enough other people for what we do, will make what we did ok. It doesn’t. It won’t. It doesn’t work like that.

This is toxic of course. Unintentional, but toxic nonetheless. So I want to share what I have discovered in how to deal with this. I find myself in this constant struggle, this anxiety caused by seeing the problems clearer and clearer, and not walking in the light long enough before learning to be compassionate with others that are yet to start walking in that same light. So how do we deal?? You begin with you.

You will only treat another person will the same capacity to love and understand, that you have for yourself. Let me say it like this. If I only love and understand myself to a small degree, then I can only love and understand others to that same small degree. The solution therefore appears to be a contradiction. It’s not about learning to love others, it’s about learning to love and understand ourselves. It starts and it ends with us. With who we are.

We must be patient. Compassionate. Caring. Loving. Understanding. With our own self. It start’s inside of us. We can’t heal the world, we can only heal ourselves. As we heal ourselves though, the whole world is healed.

What I find helpful is to use mantras to reprogram myself. I encourage you to repeat these words over and over. Cut and paste them somewhere you can grab them quickly to remind yourself.

I respect myself and the journey I am on. I am patient with myself. I am growing in understanding. I give myself time to learn who I am. I love myself more today than ever before. I speak of myself kindly. I speak life into my own being. I forgive myself. I let it go. I am growing, I am learning, I am on the journey and I continue.

It’s just a little something, but mantras work. We have a very flexible subconscious. We can reprogram it to our heart’s desire. Mantras are one way to do that. Have yourself a wonderful day. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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