Spirit shares words of wisdom with me that seem so deep and yet expressed in words simple enough even for me, a simple seeker
and slow learner, to almost understand.
He tells me that knowing is not a matter of faith. We know
that wounds hurt for we have experienced their pain, both
physical and emotional wounds.
Physical pain is felt through our physical senses while
emotional pain is a mental state and is often learned and
developed through habit.
How do we learn emotional pain?
It’s a socially acquired skill.
If you offend me and I feel distressed, then I have learned
to feel distressed, and you’re not the cause?
Who taught me?
You taught yourself.
Then, everyone would feel offended for the same reason?
You couldn’t offend me.
Perhaps you’ve developed immunity to offence.
There are other labels.
Tolerance, patience, understanding, compassion, …
The list goes on.
You didn’t include awareness.
The examples I provided each require a certain depth
The problem with that approach, or at least one problem,
is that it would seem to require a certain detachment
from the emotional state of the offender, as well as
Why would that be a problem?
It would suggest a certain lack of sensitivity.
Not necessarily so.
As we become increasingly aware of the path, then we can
listen to what some might call offence, calmly, and feel
compassion for the distress of the other. As Confucius
might say, “No blame”.
How is that possible?
As we develop an ever more clear vision, we can see in many
more directions than one.The present arrived from the
past and we each are as a personal history book that
those who have eyes to see can read, and we all can and
will develop eyes that see, sooner or later, and from
a unique perspective.
I’m not ready for that quality of insight, yet.
aught me? urs