WHY YOU SHOULD LET THAT SLIDE...
This is all generality of course, but let us say that something was said to you in a negative and non-genteel manner and a response is required. Is it possible for you to simply say:
“Thank you, I’ll ponder that.”
or stick a candy bar in your face and think it over when what you really want is to rip off a face? And you could do it too, with that mind set you're in! But:
"You don't have to attend every argument you're invited to."~Jeanne Rausch
Might I recommend when you are in the throes of such moments, that you take a minute to unwad them undies, loosen the sphincter and exercise this calm wisdom?:
- “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”~Winston Churchill
That little jerk-face may have a point, and you’ll miss it if you pull out your big guns and blast them to smithereens. Once you blow this out of the water, any repair job you attempt will always contain cracks and it doesn't matter the amount of spit, glue, nor bandaids.
I suggest you remember also that:
- "If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion, peace. The ego doesn’t like to hear this, because if it cannot be reactive and righteous anymore, it will lose strength."~Eckhart Tolle
When you were not as wise as you seem to think you are today, your experience with reality was limited, and so to the extent that you understood life you were correct in your thinking. Trouble was: that extent was limited, grasshopper. Take note that:
"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. "~Eric Hoffer
Then you developed a little wisdom because:
“When the student is ready, the master appears."~Buddhist Proverb
You learned to:
"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are." ~Anonymous (probably someones Mom)
and also that:
"True wisdom is never separate from compassion." - Fred Rogers
Got something to say about that?! Go right ahead in the comment section, I’d love to ponder that.
If you were truly wise, you would follow this blog (^_~)