Are you at the mercy of your environment, or do you have a strong inner compass?
People who are living a conscious life know IT TAKES TWO to do the dance of drama, conflict, chaos and stress. They also know some of all three is normal, but prolonged adrenaline causes all sorts of physical problems, so they choose the inner circle of relationships in their life wisely. And they choose to live, hang out, and work with those who also possess that calm inner core and clear direction. They don’t stay in the red zone of the drama quadrangle (Victim, Bully, Escapist, Critic) for more than short periods of time. Clear discernment based on their own inarguable truth helps them make a quick shift and get out of THE GRIP where negative patterns repeat over and over. Choosing peace, calm and comfort is not as easy as it looks on the surface, because it requires tremendous integrity and a commitment to personal responsibility of a higher order. It requires that some people won’t like your choices and will fall out of your life. Others will adjust because they, too, understand the value of your right to choose for yourself and will respond with dignity and respect.
Boundaries require COURAGE
Justice does not result from compassion alone. It results from large measures of compassion BALANCED AT THE SAME TIME by equal measures of COURAGE. One without the other becomes a perversion of a good thing. For some reason, we often think we have to fight and bully to achieve justice in the world, when all that does is break down the bridge we might build to relate more effectively. When packaged together, assertive courage and compassionate understanding represent the most powerful mixture of emotional balance that allow the truth to surface in a whole different way. We are not yet evolved enough to embrace the full potential of this idea, so we continue to rush back and forth between polarities that cause division instead of building bridges for better communication and relationship. Perhaps, with stronger leaders, we have a better shot of getting there in the future. Humankind is growing ever more enlightened as we increase our access to knowledge. So, there is hope.
Will you be part of this growth in consciousness? Start today, by stepping off this crazy treadmill. Decide to stop sleepwalking through life and work. Decide to become more conscious. Learn more about this vicious cycle and reduce the chaos by being an example of the calm voice of reason.