To Tolerate Ignorance is Disrespectful

A spirit teacher shares gems of wisdom with me, and I share
some of what He shares with me, with you. No charge.

He tells me that to tolerate ignorance, and other base
qualities in oneself or in others is disrespectful of those
others and oneself.

It is counter-productive as it slows spiritual development,
and so is also disrespectful of our future.

Then, how to respond?

Compassion is the answer and is the only way to achieve
peace of mind. Pity is arrogance pretending to be
justifiably superior.

If I pity the wretched conditions of others, then I am
not one of them, and, Spirit claims, to be with them and
not of them is impossible, as there are no faults of others
that we, ourselves, do not, at least potentially possess,
if only hidden at some level of our soul or psyche. How else
could we recognize the qualities of others without awareness
of them?

I know you, He tells me, because I know myself.

Studying with Spirit

There are times when studying with my Spirit Teacher is less than a

Pleasure. There seems to be such a deep and wide gulf between

The awesome wisdom He would share with me and my shallow

Capacity to absorb it that I must protest.

 

What do You expect from me? I’m not that bright. Perhaps you want

More than I could ever give.

 

We know more than you what you are potentially capable of being,

Doing, and giving, and We more than reasonably expect. We know

What we can and what we cannot expect from you or anyone else.

Anger as Persuasive Argument

Spirit tells me that the power of anger is unstable, unhealthy, and

Potentially dangerous. It is by its very nature designed to express

Warning and to instill fear.

 

Anger can frighten and discourage one from expressing opinions that

Might counter those of the person who uses anger to demand

Compliance with a particular viewpoint, even when a simple but

Logical statement might be more successful.

 

Why are you telling me this?

 

You seem to need to hear it.

 

But, when your answers seem beyond my understanding, it can be

Very stressful.

 

Does anger relieve the stress?

 

Sometimes.

 

Yes.