Sometimes, when you have accumulated a lifetime of mistakes, and good things, why is it that the mistakes erupt into our awareness in quiet moments, rather than the joys?
And why, when we recall some events in our lives, do we recall in detail, the slights and offences when the praise and compliments seem to have a softer, and unheard, voice?
And why, when people discuss, and then dispute about the issues of life, do the negatives arise more easily than the positives, which somehow seem so weak and prissy??
Whatever the reason, we need to be alert. We need to understand and compensate for our ever-negative emotions. They are ingredients of our ego, always on the alert to protect us from even the tiniest enemy.
We are afraid. And being afraid we react to protect by attack.
Fear, anger and hate are on a single continuum. Tolerance, kindness and loving are on a different continuum, which the ego distrusts, in case we are made fools of, and so ‘lose’ something, if even only ‘face’.
Beware the wedge of intolerance. It leads to fear, anger and hate.
Adopt instead the wedge of kindness, it leads…… To peace in the soul, peace in the house, and ultimately peace in the world.