A world of hate
A world of hate begins with a single word of anger that festers within your heart, your mind and then sets your emotional state in a frenzy. We see it happening every day in many different ways and most of the time these events are out of our control. Yet each one of us has within our power the ability to change our point of view and our approach to what is placed in front of us, if we are willing to remain alert, aware and above all okay with the fact that everything is not going to go our way all the time.
I recently encountered a situation in my new community were some individuals insisted on having things go only their
way and when someone or something comes along that ask for reasonable change, they become angry, resentful and unwilling to communicate. If and when situation arises in your life that speaks to that type of situation, I ask you to do what I did ask for guidance from the Divine. At first, I must admit, I became angry and annoyed but then I began to calm down, relax and look for an alternative that might benefit everyone. In my case, I did not find it but I tried. I reached out my hand and asked that we connect and communicate. In other words, I extended an olive branch. Although it was rejected, I still wanted to make the effort because I did not want to be the one who participated in a world of anger and hate. There is so much of that kind of thinking and behavior already in the world and I for one choose not to contribute to it.
We do not need to become victims to other people's actions or reactions but we do need, or at least I believe it to be a need to find some peace and solace within our soul or else we feel attacked and like a victim. That type of belief or behavior has no real benefit.
In the bigger scheme of things, I believe that the world will only begin to change and become more friendly and caring if and when we individually take the step to make it happen. It is so easy to always want our way, but there are times when compromise and reasonableness is needed in order to heal.
I do not believe that we came to this planet, Earth to battle each other but rather to share and care about each other. Yet I have noticed that we become so attached to our own vision and wants to the point that we put blinders on and refuse to see the alternates of choice.
When we are willing to change our perception, we often are better prepared to accept into our lives new or different possibilities. How you view the world around you often shapes your opinions and attitude.
People like to play games. I do not think they look at it that way, but none the less, people do it every day. Maybe it is the game of: ���I will get you', or the game of: 'you cannot tell me what to do' and even the game of: ���I am in control here and don't you forget it!' You see we are always trying to manipulate---sway and control others so that we can have it all---what ever the all is.
I know only too well all about the games that have been played over time, however, I have chosen not to partake in them because they only lead to anger and hate. Instead, I have grown to understand and learn that when I release the outcome and allow God to handle it for me, I feel better because I release my anger and my mood shifts. I would be lying if I told you that this approach is easy because it is not; however, I can attest to the fact that I genuinely feel better and happier when I accept this approach. Yes there is a world of hate out there but you and I do not have to contribute to it.
Joan Marie Ambrose