January 06,2013
Compassion or Complaint?

The other day, I was so irritated by someone else’s negativity and constant complaining that I found myself interrupting my own walk for relaxation by complaining about the complainer. How crazy is that? I realize that I was once in a space when I was unhappy and I saw the negative in things, too, and I am so grateful that I no longer feel that unhappiness and negativity on a regular basis. I am still negative sometimes, but it is not a way of life, and for that I am so grateful. So, instead of being angry at other complainers, I will try to feel compassion for their unhappiness and leave them to complain to someone else. It is not that I won’t listen compassionately and supportively to a friend’s troubles, but I will not become a prisoner to constant negativity and complaining.

© Carla Weaver 2013.

Posted by Carla Weaver at 12:41


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