Bringing an End to Unconscious Unkindness
Key Lesson: If we only knew how many times our seemingly clever comment cut straight into the heart of the person with whom we have just spoken, it is we who would bleed.
Stop Giving Yourself Away
Have you ever asked yourself, "What in the world did I just do?" or "Why did I say that cruel thing?" Who are you talking to? If you didn't sink your own ship, then who did? Something took you over. The beauty of staying awake within ourselves and remaining watchful and aware is that it is possible to see the truth of this and to be in relationship with that which never gives itself away to any negative condition. This means that when we do give ourselves away, each time we compromise ourselves without knowing it, we are asleep in that moment to what we are in relationship with. Awakening is about ending our unconscious relationship with that level of our present nature that not only gives itself away hand over fist, but also is always looking for new and better ways to do it!
Stop trying to act kindly and dare to be more awake, for the kindest act of all is to help another see through the hoax of unhappiness.
Compassion is the conscious refusal to add to another person's suffering, even though it may seem to increase yours.
Our wish to understand and dismiss any dark shadow that wants to overcome us awakens within us a living light that sees to it our wish comes true.