Rage Against the Machine Day 13 by Leigh Gaitskill

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.

The Seeker's Dungeon

Instead of raging… love and compassion

by Leigh Gaitskill of Not Just Sassy on the Inside

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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2 thoughts on “Rage Against the Machine Day 13 by Leigh Gaitskill

  1. Thank you, Leigh. I also believe that sincere meditation, prayer, ‘walking the talk’ in daily life (or practicing into it) etc. are ‘doing something’ (this still is the perspective in the Eastern monastic tradition, though it got cropped out of the Western tradition), and often inspire other types of ‘doing something’. 🙂 Blessings.

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