How is it possible to find love for others when the world is filled with so much negativity?
On one hand, we find it easy to find love for kind and loving people. But what about the angry people of the world? And the frustrated people?
This is our challenge if we want to change the world. Many of us are already on a spiritual path and are hoping to change the world – even if it’s one person at a time. And that is what it will take – even though it feels like we’re not making a dent in the world. Let me assure you, we are.
Now what about all those other people that are a bit more challenging for us? Many of us don’t want to be around this kind of person because they drain our energy and maybe even lower our vibration so we too are feeling frustrated. How can we make a difference in their lives without affecting our own?
It’s not going to be easy, and it may not even be pleasant – but we must strive to be kind – even when they are not being kind to us.
Personally, I find this very hard to do. I’m getting better, and I continue working on it, but it certainly isn’t easy. So if you feel the same way, you are not alone. But you can work on it like I do and keep striving to be better so we continue to keep making a difference. Here’s the thing – there is going to be a day that you say something kind to an angry, frustrated person, and that person is going to realize that there are people in the world with a kind heart. And maybe that one, kind gesture will be the difference maker.
This isn’t going to be easy for any of us that want to protect our hearts. We want to surround ourselves with kind and loving people – we may even be searching for these kinds of people because we like being around like-minded people. But I’m not saying you have to seek out angry, frustrated people. You know they’re all around us anyway, so all I’m saying is that when they’re around… be kind. I know you’ve heard this before, but we don’t know what they’re dealing with.
So what happens when you have to deal with someone who’s angry?
How do you keep yourself from becoming angry too? By remembering that they are hurting in some way. And it probably doesn’t have anything to do with what they’re angry about. That’s because we mask our pain with anger. And unfortunately, that anger is directed at other people. So if we get angry back, it’s not helping them – and it certainly isn’t helping us. Now you’ve got two angry people instead of one, and nothing gets resolved. So instead of getting angry, think about how you can be more patient. Because patience is what will get you through it.
Besides dealing with angry people, we’re often surrounded by people who have nothing positive to say about life.
Whether it’s politics, money or health problems, there is always something to complain about. Our natural tendency as humans is to commiserate. So we agree with them that life is hard and it’s not getting any better. This can be hard for people who have good things going on in their life. You want to let them know there is hope, but in a way that doesn’t make them feel resentful. Because when someone’s life isn’t good, the last thing they want to hear is how great your life is. What’s the best approach in this situation? Compassion. This is not the same as commiserating. Compassion is about them, not you. Don’t allow yourself to say that your life is hard too. That isn’t helping the situation and all it does for you is attract negativity into your life.
The world is very divided right now. But the good news is that there are more and more people like you and me that are awakening to the fact that there is good in the world and that things can get better – that they will get better. All it takes is each one of us doing our part to spread love and kindness to the people around us.