Someone must risk returning injury with kindness, or hostility will never turn to goodwill. — Lao-Tzu
This is something I believe is so, and then something happens that challenges my staying true to me and my values. I suppose that’s what life is about when you are on a path of growing and always wanting to take another step on the inner development ladder, so to speak. You get hit with many opportunities along your way.
The other day though, I just wanted to lash back. Revenge, destruction, let the world know about injustice, lack of ethics, lies…..I could go on for some time. To be able to start to let go and continue on, I reminded myself of karma. What you give out will come back to you. Karma will take care of it, I don’t need to. Revenge in disguise while I climd out of this particular pit.
I also do believe that when you live in an inner world that lacks ethics, where your word means nothing and you never seem to stand up for your behavior, you are in utter pain. I don’t think you can be that person without inner turmoil that shows up one way or another. Illness, unhappiness, a sense of loneliness or something alike.
Or maybe they are so entangled in their own twisted world that they are just continuing to go about their life, without any disturbances what so ever. Psychopath comes to mind.
I have been around someone before who I would call a psychopath and the way they weave the lies, creates a world that has different ethics and rules than most. You get pulled in to that world where you might start to doubt your own thoughts, what you heard, how you feel and who you are.
This time, no such thing! Particularly since this was the second time this happened. I know what went on, what was said and I know that then something happened that had this person change their mind and instead of standing up for it, they pretend like it never happened.
So after a day or so of mourning, I would call it, not so much for myself but for the humans some of us choose to be, I turn around, re-group and turn towards what I think life is about-clear ethics, honesty, courage to stand up for your word and love towards everyone (even this particular person). That last one might take a little more than a day or so but I’ll get there.
I’ll start with gratitude for giving me a blog subject that was so easy to write about.