Clinging to a sense of having been wronged. Who doesn’t feel wronged these days? The core instinct that makes wrongs register so lastingly in our minds is very narrow in it’s range of responses. So when we act on this vigilance it gives us only the choice of destruction or avoidance.
We disrespect our senses and the only means we have for really understanding our senses. This facility to make sense of the senses is called imagination and its impact is very real. We resent things as we imagine they happened, or as we imagine they might happen. There is a third option. Since we are inherently open and connecting creatures, we can see that there are patterns and processes in life that we can focus on. Let the ‘mysteries” of the universe inspire us. What sort of life would this lead to?
“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment” Dale Carnegie (American lecturer, author, 1888-1955)
“Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you” Norman Vincent Peale (American Protestant Clergyman and Writer, 1898-1993)