We Cause As Much Pain By Taking Offense, As By Giving It
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “We cause as much pain by taking offense, as by giving it.”
Ponder that statement—
“We cause as much pain by taking offense, as by giving it.” You know without question that when someone does or says something that you take offense with; you tap into your self-righteous indignation belief system. You might hold onto this indignation for hours, days, weeks, months or years. However, taking offense to something is a luxury you can not afford. Yet, many people unwittingly carry the burden not realizing the price they pay.
Likewise, when you say or do something someone takes offense with; you are on the giving side of toxic words or deeds. You carry some of the toxic energy from those words or that action. When you are aware of your unkind words or deeds, you need to forgive your Self and apologize to the recipient. It goes without say, the recipient has a responsibility to him/herself to avoid taking offense.
Pause: Consider turning your offense-taking dial down and turn your grace-giving dial up. Allow your Self to appreciate the opportunity to experience your life with peace of mind. Taking offense is ego driven. Taking no offense is ‘grace’ driven. Likewise, dial down your offense words or committing offensive acts and turn up your grace-giving thoughts, words and actions.
As you soften your heart with grace and compassion, you release an abundant stream of love and aliveness; that ultimately, opens you to a richer, fuller, freer life with peace of mind.
Are you harboring resentment from old offenses? If so, how long will you carry that burden? If you have done everything you know to move out of the resentment to no avail, consider engaging with a hypnosis professional to help you unravel the nuances to clear the blocks and blind spots.
Here is to a richer, fuller, freer life with peace of mind. Enjoy. ###
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis and Regression Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She facilitates Past Life Regression and Future Life Progression. She is featured in the documentary The Business of DisEase. She was a World Regression Congress faculty member in the Netherlands, India, Braziland Turkey. https://drdorothy.net http://facebook.com/DrDorothyNed http://empowernetwork.com/drdorothy