Hey fellow “ordinary guru seekers,” have you ever allowed a mild dislike grow into a full blown resentment? How’d that work out for you? Coleen is wise in wanting to look deeper into this matter of resentment. (See below)
Hi Mr White
I like your statements on Resentment a week or so ago. Can you elaborate a little further. I have a problem with resentment and am turning to you to be my ordinary guru.
Thank you, Coleen G.
Let’s see; what can I add to the conversation about resentment? Yes, resentment is “you” drinking the poison, hoping the person you resent will get sick. And that is insanity! You understand that from last week, right? Now let’s look at little closer at how resentment builds.
Resentment begins as a mild dislike. Someone says or does something that bothers you. How does resentment gain strength in your mind? You resist it. You insist you are not going to let the dislike get to you, AND WHAT YOU RESIST, PERSISTS. Worse than that, it gains momentum in your nervous system, which gives it control of your reactions.
The secret to gaining control when resentment begins to take control is to get at it while it’s young. Deal with it before it becomes a large fire-eating dragon! Don’t deny that “your dislike” exists. Don’t suppress your dislike. Simply bring it up and work it out with the person you’re upset with while it’s still a mild dislike, not a red hot chili pepper.
Blessings to you Coleen, Rob
What say Ye to this conversation? When do you allow a “mild dislike” about something to evolve into full blown resentment? When mild dislikes becomes feast for the belly, the mild feeling makes a mad rush toward angry resentment so it may condemn with ax and chisel – BEWARE!
Blessings and Love, Rob
PS What day is your holiday? Every day is your holiday when you deal with a mild dislike before it becomes an angry steed for your mind and lightening for your tongue