Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Compassion means Compassion

I found myself stuck in mental churn.  An acquaintance jumped to a bunch of erroneous conclusions about me and let me have it with both barrels through an email.

Auto-ego took over with lots of defensive thoughts.  I churned on this for quite some time.  I observed myself churning on this for quite some time...but my ego just could not let go.  Until I started to remember one of my vows...discovering compassion and loving kindness with all.

I realized that I couldn't simultaneously be defensive and compassionate.  The defensiveness slowly drained away...mostly...but I find I need to remind myself of this each time that defensive routine tries to take over.

Namaste and Friendly Bows _/|\_