Recover Your Sanity; Compromise, Consideration, Respect

Out of all the articles I’ve published on my website over the last two years, I think this is probably the most important.

You don’t know what people are thinking.  You don’t know what people have on their minds, or what kinds of pressures they feel.

Some people do have an inner clock with a sense of urgency.

Just because someone is walking around with a smile on their face that doesn’t mean everything is okay.

The point I’m trying to make is that it’s foolish to make assumptions.

You might be a miserable person who’s looking for a confrontation, and you pick the person with a smile on her/his face, but you have no idea what’s behind that smile.

I was listening to Coast to Coast last night as I usually do, and the host, George Noory was making a point about how edgy society seems.  Generally, people seem upset and miserable.

As funny as it sounds, I think the ‘Celestine Prophecy’ offers a good explanation for why that is.  Society and culture is changing, but because most people are so resistant to change, we’re becoming extreme in our attitudes and beliefs.

🙏How do we get back to middle ground?  Hold your hands apart, palms facing each other, and out in front of you, and let that represent the extremes.  Now, bring them together. 🙏You now have praying hands representing middle ground.

The state of mind of people operating at extremes is war and conflict because they’ve taken an extreme stance concerning personal beliefs and attitude.  You don’t have to go that way, trust me.  If you do, then you’ve lost the middle ground, and middle ground is where you need to be.  The middle ground is everything.  It’s logical reasoning, and the place where you are in control.

In a Country where we are free to do and say almost anything we want, there is no place for extremism. We should not be in a position where we have to take an extreme stance on anything because people are free to do what they want.  Right?

If your personal privacy, space, or rights to think, act, choose, or govern yourself have been violated then you have to take a stance for what’s yours, not for what you want other people to believe or accept.

I’ve been told this so I’m going to share the information with you…the war we are in right now is spiritual in nature, and that’s not a cop out for physical violence, that’s the truth.

Extremist do not understand that when the consciousness of humanity is changing, it’s a spiritual issue.  Physical violence and war doesn’t change consciousness, belief, personal attitude, and faith does.

Jesse Ventura made the comment that war is man at his lowest point.  War and physical violence is the answer when there is nothing left and everything else has failed.

Because it is spiritual, you just have to be active and involved.

Here’s how we get back to middle ground:

The middle ground is contentment.  It’s agreement, and it’s balance.  If you cannot find middle ground within a group, then the group isn’t respecting your needs as an individual.  If they aren’t willing to consider and respect what you want, then that group isn’t for you.  Leave it.

If you cannot reach middle ground with a partner, then that person isn’t considerate/respectful to your needs as an individual within the relationship.  That person isn’t for you.  Leave him/her.

All groups and relationships are made up of individuals.  As individuals we should know what we want and need, and we also must accept that when we join a group or we’re involved in a relationship, we will have to compromise something at some some point.  I like to eat at 5pm, but my partner enjoys eating at 7pm…we agree to eat at 6pm.

Compromise, Consideration, and Respect….for yourself, and for other people.

That’s how we recover our sanity, and get back to middle ground. 

If you aren’t willing to compromise, and have consideration and respect for me, then don’t tell me what to do, and frankly, get the fuck out of my life because you aren’t adding anything positive to it.  You’re a drain.  I’m sorry I exposed you.

As an individual:

  1. If you participate in anything that has rules and structure, the rules have to be followed by everyone.  No exceptions.  If I have to follow rules, and you don’t or refuse to then eventually, one of us will get upset and there will be a problem.
  2. Do not let fear control your life.  If you want to do something, go and do it.  If I want a shirt, but I don’t go to the store to buy it because I’m scared, and then I see my friend wearing the shirt I wanted, I might get upset.  Don’t let fear control your decisions.
  3. Do whatever makes you happy.  Your happiness is everything.  There are times when we must force ourselves to do things we don’t want to do, but after a while, we have to weigh out the cost.  (I work because I need money, but do I really need to make my money this way?)
  4. Take care of your health.  Get out of the fucking house and walk, run, lift weights, play a sport, etc.  We need physical activity.
  5. Love something.
  6. Love somebody.
  7. Tell someone how you feel.
  8. Find a hobby!
  9. Have fun!
  10. Travel!
  11. Stay away from people who aren’t supportive of what you’re doing, or what you’re trying to accomplish.  (Toxic is the word that has been used to describe people of that nature.)  Ignore them.  If one day, they decide to accept you and what you’re trying to do, maybe they’ll come to you and show a little interest.

OMG COMMON SENSE MAN!

If the “state of mind” of people in extreme positions is war, and half the population is extreme right or left, half the population is at its lowest point.  Half the population is militant.  We are deteriorating as a collective and resorting to a path we’ve gone down a million times!

New Path!

I’m not going to tell you what to believe or what to do.  I’ll share what works for me, but ultimately, you’re your own man/woman.  Think for yourself.  Who knows you better than you?

If you don’t like me, stay away from me.  If you want to get to know me, come and talk to me.  You can do pretty much whatever you want so long as you’re not stopping someone else from doing what they want.

Why do you complain about your job?  You read the job description and agreed to the pay, but when you start working you complain.  Why did you take it?

See things for what they are, not what you would like them to be.

 

 

 

 

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