Hi Mr. White
I don’t quite know how to stand up for myself. My friends get so involved in harsh opinions about other classmates, and try to drag me into the conversation. They get angry with me if I won’t join in. In my heart, I feel it is wrong to slander others. I would like to think that love is the truth, and the truth does not slander. I just wanted to get that out there. Maybe I can be an ordinary guru to someone that feels caught in the position that I feel caught in at times. The way I stand up for myself is I just quietly walk away. I’m in my senior year and want to start growing up.
Thank you, Macie
When a person gives a slanderous or harsh opinion about anyone, Macie, and you feel there is energy attached to that opinion – that person wants to drag you into the matter (perhaps I should say, “into the muck”). Yes, you are correct in assuming that’s what’s happening. If you do not care to go there, Macie, your job is to be strong – allow no one to drag you into a conversation of which you care not to join. Your choice of just walking away is a wise one.
We all contain an inner poise that empowers us to listen to whatever is being spoken, no matter how outrageous it may be, and yet remain unaffected by it. When you stand tall with that poise you need not respond, no matter how much that person tries to induce you. You’ve experienced that poise, haven’t you Macie. It feels great, doesn’t it.
It is psychological, as well as spiritual law that a negative or sour mood can only grip you if you grip it. You are absolutely right by not gripping it, Macie. Just doing that – refusing to grip it – is a wonderful demonstration of you being a guru for others. Thank you for being a guru.
Keep your inner life private, Macie. Always! That is your temple. Let no one into your temple except on the terms that you set. When you rely on the higher within you, then you are unaffected by those lower level conversations out there in the world that slander others. You don’t buy into them and you don’t add to them.
For a young lady, you are way ahead of the game. The truth first, last and always, Macie. The act of slandering contributes to an awful condition not only in one’s outer world, but also in one’s inner world. You have proven to me that you love being at your best, and you want to contribute only your best. I say to you, “you are a gift to the world!”
Blessing to you Macie, Rob
Macie has been a guru for me with what she has shared. I suggest you read it again and ask, “What’s this got to do with me?” Allow her to be a guru for you.
Blessings & love to all of you, Rob
PS Daringly defy darkness. Slander is darkness. Seek the light. Look at everyone with an eye for what’s right.