"If the pride of spirituality enters into you, woe unto you. It is the most awful bondage that ever existed. Neither can wealth nor any other bondage of the human heart bind the soul so much as this. "I am purer than others" is the most awful idea that can enter into the human heart. In what sense are you pure? The god in you is the god in all. If you have not known thus, you have known nothing. How can there be a difference? It is all one. Every being is the temple of the Most High. If you can see that, good. If not, spirituality has yet to come to you." - Swami Vivekenanda
Ok, confession time: I struggle with this one a LOT. As an earth empath, I struggle to block out the suffering of others, even those in distant parts of the world. War and slavery, human trafficking, racism, sexual violence and cruelty to animals or children are things that make me RAGE. Anger is ok. I don't ever ascribe to the thinking that anger should be transcended or ignored, its our moral compass and gives us powerful messages about boundary violations and emotional triggers. But hate? Hate is something that keeps us at a lower level of consciousness. Otherwise, how are we better than those we hate? Every being is an expression of source consciousness and evil is here to show us what we are not, we are LOVE. If everything is one then the evil in others exists in us too. Let us rise above it. The sooner we can transcend hate, contempt and superiority, the sooner we can heal the collective.
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