For the months of November, Sreejit is putting up guest posts about “raging against the machine”. My post went up today –follow the link on over to The Seeker’s Dungeon to read the whole and then hang out and read some of the other entries to this series.
Instead of raging… love and compassion
I start from a place of wonder about humanity that after thousands of years of incident followed by rage followed by retaliation in some angry form sparking more retaliation and anger, etc. people still think anger and retaliation are not only useful but necessary. I see thousands of years of complete failure of this way of being and doing and for me it’s beyond time to try a different path.
My goal these days is to mindfully move my initial angry thought about any issue to a place of compassion. While I believe that meditation and prayer, etc. ARE doing something, I’m not saying they’re the only things to do. I’m saying do something like meditation first and then decide what action seems best from a mindset of compassion and lovingkindness. The basics of…
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