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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

TRASH A LIFE TO GIVE YOURSELF LIFE


In a previous posting I wrote about hunters who kill animals in order to make themselves feel more worthy.  Suppose that this principle carries through to all relationships.  When we stand in judgement of others, is that not exactly what we are doing?  Bringing the other down in order to feel better about ourselves.

As soon as we start judging (condemning) others, we are simply drawing the life out of them in order to make our own lives seem more valuable to ourselves.  So often our self-worth is tied up in comparisons with others.  We then conclude that because they are to be judged for whatever frailties we perceive, somehow that makes us better than them.

We all have our frailties and we are not going to improve them by pointing out those of others.  The truth is that so often what we see and judge harshly in others is in fact just a reflection of what we don't like about ourselves.  Hence, rather than giving ourselves worth and life by squeezing the life out of others, we in fact die some more within ourselves.

Who’s life do you trash, and why?


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