posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 05:15 PM
I guess I'll put this here.
Why is there so much unbridled rage and anger lately? Something horrible happens to someone in the news who was, shall we say, less than wise and
perhaps deceitful and exploitative as well. A person many naturally felt some level of enmity toward. They die, and everyone posts, "Good riddance!"
"They got what they deserved!" "I hope they burn in hell!" "Karma's a &%^$." (Which is one that really boggles the mind, because if someone
were an adherent of any faith that teaches karma, taking pleasure in someone's suffering - even someone you had ethical or karmic qualms with -
should be a no no, should it not?)
Or, a nation's leader is dismissive or boastful toward another, or perhaps an abominable act is committed by someone living in a specific nation or
who happens to be an adherent of a specific religion. Next thing we know, everyone on the internet chimes in, "Bomb them now and get on with it."
"We need to kill every last one of them for peace to be achieved in the world." "Kill them all before they kill us." "We should nuke them all and
then 1,000 years from now when it's safe, I'll leave instructions for my great great great great grand kids to spit on their mass graves." (Actual
statement I saw online.)
I had a falling out with a very close friend once. We were never able to repair our friendship. It was due to things we both said and did, but at the
end of the day, we just weren't compatible either. But even though my ego was telling me to rage at this person, my heart spoke louder and reminded
me that anger is just pain. And by taking even just one moment to feel that pain, I couldn't be angry at them. I told them I wished them nothing but
fulfillment and happiness in life, and that I forgave them. That even though our friendship was ending, I bore them no enmity and wished them well,
that I would always love them.
It can be difficult to do, and it can even be painful to do, but that's the point I think. I would rather face the pain and sorrow that gives rise to
anger than to let anger take such a powerful hold of my consciousness.
I love everyone, I want everyone to be happy. I don't wish ill on anyone, and I am saddened that others do. Or are in so much pain or so afraid or so
ego bruised that they do. That is not a condemnation or a judgment. I'm just saying it makes me sad, and that's the truth.
"When the broken hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer..."