Saturday, April 15, 2017

On Moving On

That's what happens when you are angry at people. You make them part of your life.
Garrison Keillor)

How true! I remember telling my son when he felt excluded at a basketball game that he could channel his frustrations into the game instead, so that he could thank his friends one day for being a source of determination and motivation. Well, that has been my path anyway in a profession where disagreements and favoritism is unfortunately often part of the job description.

What worked for me may or may not work for him, but there are other methods of solving the problem. Many spiritual travelers focus on actively forgiving the people who once hurt them. There is also the trusted "out of sight, out of mind" technique, that is, a move in occupation or location somehow solves the problem.

Whatever it is you do, please move on. The alternative is to carry the annoying person around with you and that's a waste of your precious energy, isn't it?

After sharing this note in the Spiritual Networks community, David Wellens replied,

are heavy

we were
never meant
to carry
(Carry, davidWELLENS at Spiritual Network)

How true!

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