Friday, October 15, 2010

The Hatred of Anger is evil

Have you ever been "wronged" by someone?

Have you ever worked hard for what you truly believe in, only to have it take away at the hands of an evil, truly evil, evil person?

This happened to me today and I was consumed with rage, anger, hatred, and the hunger of revenge.

What would that accomplish?

It nearly destroyed my Friday evening, could have destroyed my weekend, and almost dented my relationship at home.

Thanks be to God our relationship, and my own sense of being, is stronger than such vindictiveness could ever dare to achieve.

The hatred of anger can be irrational, and it has a greater impact on the individual who hates than the person or object being hated.

Overcoming such hatred is difficult because hatred reinforces itself and causes greater enmity to come into being. Therefore, the most powerful tool one can use to combat hatred is love.

I must confess that I do have difficulty loving the person who is trying to destroy my career, and therefore my ability to provide for my homestead.

This person holds multi-millions. Me? I'm happy to give what we have to those who need or those who spread the saving Grace we've been granted.

I have spent some time this evening telling my loved ones how I do hate this man, always preceded by the quintessential "God forgive me, but ..."

Do I regret my anger?

Yes. I do.

This person holds no right to disturb my peace-filled existence.

I sat at my desk today and took time to watch 8 deer frolic and graze outside my office patio door.

A gentleman walked the road and the deer did not move.

They understood that no threat existed.

Deciding to love what we hate, be it a person, situation, or even a part of ourselves, can create a profound change in our feelings and our life experience.

There is little room for anger, dislike, bitterness, or resentment when we become busy loving what we hate.

The practice of loving what we hate can transform and shift our emotions from hatred to love, because there is no room for hatred in a space occupied by love.

You see?

When we understand what we believe to be what we hate or what angers us, we understand what it is that we love about our own selves and our own love in this world.

Granted, it is difficult to forgo judging someone, love our enemy, and seek the good in situations that seem orchestrated to cause us pain or anger; but in deciding to love what we hate, we become one less person adding negativity to the universe.

We understand the wrongs in the universe and we become a part of the solution.

On a simple level, loving what we hate can help you enjoy your life more, as it offers insight to who we are and the way we offer positivity and unconditional love into this world.

On a more complex level, loving what we hate sets us free because we disengage ourselves from the hatred that can weigh down the soul, never allowing us to soar free from the bitterness of others.

Responding with love to people radiating hatred transmutes their negative energy.
We also empower ourselves by not letting their negativity enter our personal space, into our soul.

Rather than lowering ourselves to their level of hatred, we give the other person an opportunity to rise above their feelings and meet us on the field of love.

Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Loving what we hate sends a positive, beautiful energy to people while spreading peace and harmony throughout the planet.

Instead of reinforcing hatred, we can become an advocate for love.

Hatred responds to hate by causing anguish.

However, hatred responds to love by transforming into blissful peace.

I wish you peaceful happiness and understanding.

Resist anger, and always seek the peace with which we have been blessed.

With love & light,


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