I talked on this a little but anger and hate are sadly dominant
aspects of our society.
Anger is like a fire
in our souls, that clouds our eyes with smoke and chokes up true
expressions. The feeling from anger is nauseating and entirely
destructive. After spending long enough in the presence of love,
hatred makes us feel physically ill.
The once perceived
strength that comes from anger, is seen as one dimensional and
Jealousy is a direct descendant of comparative thought.
WE look at what we
have and compare it to another. We then judge the two parties
off superficial elements. As we grow as people and fill our
lives with love and works of compassion, we stop worrying about
what others have.
We acknowledge our
own successes and failures as being precious and irreplaceable.
This makes our mental and spiritual 'belongings' priceless.
The joy attached to
experiences and loved ones has shown us the flimsiness of the
pursuit of physical objects. As we see others with a deeper
understanding or a more powerfully expressed form of love, we
are glad to have witnessed it.
We are filled with
joy at the success of others, because everyone deserves to be
Fear of Failure
For you to have built up your consciousness and prepare your
tools of mindfulness, you have undoubtedly stumbled more than
But as we grow older
and wiser, we fear scrapped knees less and less.
We know that that the
harm of failure only extends as far as a lesson not learned. We
welcome all opportunities of growth and knowledge.
Our 'tools' wouldn't
be nearly so sharp if we never 'sharpened' them on suffering.
This thought child of comparative thought is normally one of the
first negative formations to leave us. Insecurity can not
prevail where there is acceptance, love and hope for the future.
We remember that we
are a perfect and constantly evolving form of beauty.
The future and past are nothing more than mysteries and stories.
We don't allow the
unknown to cause us discomfort. We have faced it down many times
and survived for the better.
If someone wrongs us, the natural urge at one point was to
return the favor.
As we conquer our own
negative formations, we come to recognize the pain that fuels
the antagonists in our life. We don't hate them, we don't want
to inject more negativity into the world.
Staying wary of
potential harm, we avoid it or try to save it from the
negativity of their actions.