There is no excuse, none whatsoever, for causing harm to someone else. It is just absolutely not why we’re here. #beyourownguru #BYOG
Today let’s look at the very opposite of peace and joy and that is the things that are harmful and hurtful.
So right off the bat I want to say that there is no excuse, none whatsoever, for causing harm to someone else. It is just absolutely not why we’re here.
And harm is anything from a snide comment, a snide look, an expression of distaste perhaps, all the way up to what is actually criminal, like murder and stealing and lying, I put lying in that category as well. And it’s so unnecessary.
We really want to be looking at our lives from a *positive growth* perspective rather than a negative *trample on someone to get where we want to* perspective. So harm and hurtful things – definitely a no-no.
But what you do when harm comes at you? When someone else is hurtful? When someone else has intent to harm you?
My philosophy is not at all has to turn the other cheek, because in today’s society it is more probable that if you turn the other cheek you’re going to get a prompt slap on that one too. So not an option!
But revenge, retaliating, hate, anger are also not options. They do not at all lend themselves well to positive growth which we are intending to have.
So what do you do?
Well, you just walk away. You avoid, as we said in a previous Daily Grain, all the things that make you miserable, all the things that don’t bring you joy. And the things that harm you and hurt you are definitely not going to bring you joy.
And it is very important to look at your life and to look beneath the surface because, again like we said earlier, there are things that may look on the surface to be loving, that may look on the surface to be supportive and nurturing, and yet they are not.
You will know. Your real self will be sending you signals and telling you simply by you feeling miserable, by you feeling sad.
If, in fact, you are surrounded by love, peace, nurturing and support you will feel joy. It’s just two parts of the same equation.
So think about harm and think about how you can eradicate it from your life.
Both sides. Coming from yourself, initiating from yourself and you being at the receiving end of it. No need for that sort of thing in our lives.