“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.” – Buddha
Daily Nugget of Gold 1128
Of Hatred and Lack of Forgiveness
Recently in the news was a story of a taxi driver gunned down by a 16 year old. This story happened locally but had received national attention because the youth involved claimed that the taxi driver wasn’t taking the shortest route to where he wanted to go and was ripping him off in that way. It’s also been alleged that robbery might have been the actual motive. As the story unfolded and pictures were shown of the accused, the local news sources were abuzz with comments to the stories they ran about this. These news outlets were very busy scanning the comments made to try and remove the most racially charged entries made, but the flood of comments made that job almost impossible.
We aren’t here today to discuss the race issues involved here. We aren’t looking to declare this young man guilty or innocent. We’re here to discuss what happens in our world in the light of such events. Some folks will be transfixed by all of this, seething with rage about how a man trying to earn and honest living could be gunned down like this. Others might see it as a battle in the war between the haves and the have-nots. Looking at the comments being made, however, it was pretty clear there was an overwhelming amount of people looking for revenge.
Now that we have laid the groundwork here, let’s look at the thing we did want to talk about today. For those people who wrote comments which were either charged with racism or even just hatred for what this person allegedly did, they have a major obstacle in their own lives that they themselves have created as far as The Law of Attraction is concerned. If “we bring about what we think about”, and our thoughts are on exacting revenge rather than appropriately seeing that the judicial process we’ve established handles this- then we are at the exact same level of thinking that this apparent perpetrator was.
For most of us, it’s easier to forgive the little things that are of less consequence- the person who cut in front of you in a line, the spouse who won’t pick up their socks, you know- those small offenses. There’s still an improvement opportunity for us if those things get our goat, though. What this case illustrates is just how far we are from true wealth in our lives. Are you one of the people all worked up in a lather about having this guy burn in Hell- or worse- for what he did? Are you one of the people believing that this serves as evidence that racism is somehow justified?
We’ve used the following quote from Martin Luther King Jr more than once, but we need to insert it again. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Let’s couple that one with one from Albert Einstein, “The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them” Dwell on these until next time, please.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do that would most effectively purify my own heart”
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