There are many paths to spiritual evolution. That is no secret. The paths we seem to aspire toward though as humans either evokes the opening of our heart-centered energies, or this indicates we’re following some manifesto that feeds our chaotic ego. While I certainly appreciate poignant writers whose messages of inspiration move me to leave myself post-it notes on my desk each morning… somehow, I’ve gotta tell you… that airy-fairy stuff just doesn’t benefit me most days. As a sage mentor once uttered during our walk… ” The hardest lessons you’ll ever learn, are of the humankind, kind”… Yes,… no kidding Sage Mentor, People can really suck. Humanity overall can be cruel and most everyone I understand of at one time or another has blatantly gushed if you ask me ” GAWD, this is terrible, but I really love animals a lot more than PEOPLE”… so, um, lets take a peek only at that amount of reality, because frankly, I’ve been with this planet an excellent while now and I’m the same way… Exactly why is it, humans can LOVE animals so easier than the person sitting next in their mind inside their vegan spinach yoga class? (I just made that up. Far as I understand spinach yoga classes don’t exist.)… YET.
Really now… You don’t need me to map out Psychology 101. We’ve most of the enlightened ones in the world here with us to do that and I’m no psych major or even minor. All of us understand that it’s more difficult to love thy neighbor total, because heck, we’re a DIFFICULT breed to deal with. I recently heard something thought provoking that an actor and humanitarian allegedly stated. It was a quote across the lines that he loved humanity but found it harder to like people. And lets offer a well respected mystic and author his due when in one of his famous magic books he states: ” Human kind are the only real animals in nature that strive to work against themselves ” Please rinse and repeat that sentence 3 times… Now, we’re getting someplace… A sneak peek into why we like animals more than the guy who shares our office space.
Animals love us unconditionally and perhaps that is the magic elixir. “The Secret Sauce” to paraphrase among my business mentors. And while it is most commendable that our O. angels with this planet are here to show us how things CAN BE, I still find a big gap somehow for making the leap to operating at that perfect inspirational 10 zone on a daily basis when I’m dealing with the entire world at large. Lets face it people, we have just as much potential for operating in our higher selves at a great 10 automagically every single day once we do, winning the lottery. Maybe that sounded a touch too cynical so before someone stones me, I’ll rephrase: We have to get real, get a hold, and take command of our personal lives. Sure, we zip outside our limited consciousness zone for a few hours whenever we read spiritually elevating books, Google O’s name, or watch a doctor from Oz tell us what people have now been trying to share with us since the 60’s about lifestyle wellness. My point is… How most of us on the market, REALLY turn off these Higher- self inspirational shows, or leave a Self Empowerment seminar and say “Hey!… I’m willing to ascend myself into a new way of being”… correction… actually most of us DO say that in heat of as soon as while we’re pumped up and inspired. It’s AFTER that seismic moment has passed that we tend to regress back to our comfortable self- defeating or lazy habit-ed patterns.
Oh, give it a rest. Don’t get angry with me for sounding cynical. Think of all self help groups and support groups still available due to human short comings. At least we’re creating jobs on some level. Don’t tell me I will be “plugged in” to higher thoughts. Needless to say I should… and so should you… but you’re still reading this article, right? It’s because you realize I’m telling the truth. I usually do my utmost best to share with the truth. You must too. Just be your true self and do your best never to harm others even when you’re authentically pissed off, or in a murderous rage, or depressed beyond hope because humanity appears to have let you down when your chosen furry pet didn’t. You can own all those states of being and be strong within them… This way you can put your head down in your pillow at night. You didn’t make the entire world more toxic. You merely owned that you weren’t operating at that perfect 10 and that is surely okay. All of us get that. What no body likes is the toxic person who is unaware that they’re spreading their debauchery everywhere they walk, talk and stop. When you KNOW you are in a lecherous mood, and recognize you’re wallowing is likely to toxic ocean, at least others can laugh with you in your momentary folly of blind rage.
Lets tap into one more trending challenge. Do I EVEN need certainly to delve to the dangerous dimensions that accelerate once you try to acquire a live person on one other end of the phone for handling problems with bills, charge cards, over charges, insurance bloopers or what fans love entertainment, heaven forbid, legal stuff? Really, all of us understand that none folks can afford to have a job anymore. We have to be home regular to take care of the over flowing paperwork and calls that demand our undivided attention, just to help keep family members administration afloat. Its a painstaking decision to feed the 2 year old or lose your place on the phone after being on hold for 3 hours. So, if you are a battle veteran thinking you’ve post stress because you wish to strangle the little old lady who’s been blocking the grocery aisle too much time, or you are a therapist thinking you need therapy, or you’re planning something diabolical for the intern who misdiagnosed your medical X-ray, or the only real place you’ll find an inexpensive bereavement group in town is at your local veterinarians office… lets deal with it. You almost certainly Don’t need therapy. You need a vacation. And why should YOU be exempt from the same hellish frustrations that the remainder folks are dealing with every single day? I can’t think of among my clients or friends that isn’t FILLED to the brim with credible, viable, justifiable reasons to be good and PISSED off a lot of the time. For myself, I’m actually pretty clear thinking and grounded when I’m stunningly pissed off.
I’ve a possible alternative. While there is most likely not room enough in our DNA to put on anymore agitation than the majority of us are driven to on a daily basis even when we’re being angels… my suggestion is to obtain back to our power and remember that WE are in choice. I didn’t share my thoughts here to generate more drama. I shared them to confirm you’re not the only person on the market finding it simpler to love animals a lot more than people, in case you thought you were. There are many of us. However, do not WEAR your rage such as a badge… learn to bask inside it for a time, and notice it for what it truly is. It doesn’t own you until you let it. Your entire day will go which way you determine to change it in spite of the ATM machine eating your bank card again. I say, be bold, be pissed off, be disgruntled with humanity, love your pet parrot a lot more than your annoying neighbor, but in the end, lets keep things in perspective shall we? You’re in charge of you. And all of us have a terrible lot to be grateful for.
As a therapeutic suggestion, perhaps read an uplifting book when you develop into bed.. pay attention to your yoga teacher, have a green tea… punch your pillow out… but be grateful you are still breathing and are able to vent. Strive to do a bit better… Really. Be greater person, love humankind on whatever level you can muster in as soon as in spite of all it’s shortcomings… There are certainly a large amount of exceptional humans on the market covertly blessing the world. Don’t waste more of your precious energy being pissed off than you need to. Remember, what you focus on expands, so, plug yourself into something worthwhile and of course… be kind to animals. Wait a minute? I think I recently catapulted into my higher self…