But sometimes, to clamour for this love, some of us may misuse it or abuse it. Take for example, someone who is being bullied in school all the time. He might grew up feeling a sense of injustice, anger, resentment and hatred for the bullies and vow to take revenge when opportunities arise. He may get into martial arts as a way of self defence and go out to protect or fight for those being bullied (reminds him of his younger days, weak and fragile). The Americans are very good at producing great films like this.
Communication is a big part of our lives and yet too many of us are too entrenched in our daily lives that we say things out of a fit of anger to hurt our loved ones or others. Life is tough as some of us think and to be nice is to be taken advantage of , so we raise our voice, act tough to demand our rights. We watched movies - bad guys win and the nice guys finished last and so we thought why be nice to each other? This is a dog eat dog world, if you win then I will lose. No way!
Perhaps, we could shift our perspective and see it from another angle. We are nice because deep down we are born that way, created by God to be his perfect image - loving, kind and gracious. We want others to treat us the way we like it to be and thus we must return the same favor back. What goes around comes around.
Slow down today and pay a little attention to your choice of words used - are they encouraging, constructive and uplifting or full of criticism, cynical and negative? Do you tend to interrupt before someone finished his sentence? Are you being too impatient ?
Mindful practice would lead you to more peace, harmony and bring out the goodness in you that has been forgotten for a long time...........