"The antidote to aggression (hatred, intolerance, and wishing others ill for any reason) is finding someway to regain a sense of openness so that you can act with compassion.
Aggression falls away when you are able to stop, breathe, and take a giant step back in order to enlarge your perspective on what is upsetting you. For example, you may be furious at your neighbo...urs dog for barking incessantly, until you see he's trying to tell you that your house is on fire, or you may feel insulted by your friend who want to return your call until you learn she's been ill. It's always possible to take one more step back to enlarge your perspective on what makes you angry. If your compassion hasn't returned, you haven't stepped back far enough.
Compassion can be really, really hard when you think about all the people and situations that you find ridiculously infuriating. But acting compassionately doesn't necessarily mean being sweet and nice, or giving away all your stuff. Compassion is synonymous with skilful action, action that is rooted in seeing reality from the largest perspective possible. When you have the proper perspective, you know without thinking what the next right action is.
Acting compassionately doesn't mean refusing to admonish people who make you feel terrible or sticking with hopeless situations because you feel sorry for the others involved. Putting an end to abuse or moving on from futile endeavours may be the most compassionate – and intelligent – thing you can do."
Today's Soul Wave...Take any situation in your life where your feelings were hurt or where you were angry. Remember the scene (picture). After you have got a clear image, use your mind to rise above it as if you are witnessing or watching it from 20 feet or more above. Then, expand the picture to be panoramic and take in more (trust your consciousness). From this perspective and distance, notice the change in your feelings.
Advanced Soul Wave: Repeat the same exercise above in "real time" as you experience something you are uncomfortable with emotionally today or in the days to come.
And antidote to aggression is knowing how to create time, no matter how brief, between what you observe and feel and what you think. This gap is quite precious. It contains the ever present opportunity to hear the truth, work with difficult feelings, offer what is needed, and change destructive habits. With it, you always have a choice about what you feel and how you act.
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