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Maintaining Perspective May 23, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness, People.

As discussed in Zig-Zagging to the Zenith and The Virtually Inevitable Backslide:

Maintaining an enlightened perspective when faced with the daily challenges of life is difficult . . .  something or someone pushes our buttons, and our time-worn automatic response kicks into high gear causing us to backslide.

One such challenge . . . finding out we have a Secret (or not-so-secret) Dis-Admirer.

I just got back from rummaging around Rik’s Blog, Uphill Writing, looking for some examples of thoughts We Think In Sync

While there, I stumbled upon some “unpleasant” words that had been tossed in my direction the other day. 

Since I don’t generally subscribe to comment links, I only learned of their existence as I wandered through the under-brush on my way from one post to another.

In short, the individual in question called me a fake and phony bitch.  (To read her comments in context:  A Matter of Perspective).

Did I take offense? 

Nope.  She’s entitled to her opinion ~ just as I’m entitled to mine.  “We have as many reputations as we have acquaintances.” 

As I said in a comment the other day:

Most angry words tossed my way these days merely cause me to “pause and reflect.” If I’m not satisfied with how I handled something, I apologize.

Otherwise, I just let the angry words drift away into the nothingness they are ~ rather than absorbing them into my being.

Generally, it’s not the angry words that hurt . . . it’s how we choose to process them.

Angry words . . . just pebbles on our path. 

Related Post:  The Impedimenta of Daily LifeImpressionism & Abstract ExpressionismSticks and Stones (Uphill Writing) * The Virtually Inevitable Backslide * Zig-Zagging to the Zenith * The Path to Enlightenment


1. nrhatch - May 23, 2010

Loreen ~

At your request, I am unsubscribing you from Spirit Lights The Way.


2. Joanne - May 23, 2010

Nancy, I didn’t want to put in my two-cents until now, but since this is a public forum, thank you both for doing that… Loren Lee – for requesting to be unsubscribed and Nancy – for doing it…

Loren Lee, Wherever you are now in Cyberspace, go and rest in peace… and follow your own guiding light… I think you need to take that detour for a while, as I’m sure one day, you’ll take on a fresh perspective… I was not enjoying the negativity you projected, anyway!

Nancy, Reading her comments has been a vex to my spirit… I thought you have been straighforward and spiritually diplomatic… Identifying with you as someone who has been read the wrong way on many an occassion, I know this must have been a communication challeng for you… Now, WRITE ON 😀

nrhatch - May 23, 2010

Thanks, Joanne

Sometimes the pebbles are there for a reason . . . to remind us that it is ALWAYS our choice:

We can give our energy away to others . . . or we can toss their angry words to the side of the path as we continue on our way. : )

3. Joanne - May 23, 2010

Spelling Typo… CHALLENGE… with a SILENT “E”…

Playing off of that, here’s a metaphor… It’s the silent E’s in our CHALLENGES that help us pronounce our lives more carefully…

nrhatch - May 23, 2010

: )

4. Joanne - May 23, 2010

Oops! Another Spelling typo I just saw in re-reading my post…
I dropped the SILENT E in Loreen’s name… MY bad… I’ll save my metaphors for now…!

5. nrhatch - May 24, 2010

“Transcending labels that you’ve placed on yourself or that others have placed upon you opens you up to the opportunity of soaring in the now in any way you desire.” ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

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