We all know them, they’re everywhere. People who want to bring us down, who want to bait us, who want to convince us that the misery they live is real. They’re our friends, neighbors, co-workers, ex’s. They cut our hair and whisper sad things in our ear, they serve us coffee with a big ‘ol frowny faces, they sometimes purposely try to sabotage our lives in an effort to create misery.
Don’t let it happen.
The Course tells us:
Reason does not attack, but takes the place of madness quietly, replacing madness if it be the will of the insane to listen to it. But the insane know not their will. For they believe they see the body, and let their madness tell them it is real. Reason would be incapable of this. And, if you would defend the body against your reason, you will not understand the body or yourself. Ch. 21, section 7
I needed that, it’s a good reminder for me.
Sometimes I fall prey to words, words that challenge me to prove my mettle and how far I’ve come. As a writer, I look at it as a great opportunity to play with verbs and nouns and adjectives. But they, and my energy are wasted when they fall upon a giant ego who can type just as fast as I.
It’s not a competition. Never was. That’s Reason. Reason can only replace madness if it is the will of the insane to listen to it.
Sometimes, in an effort to expound and enlighten, I can become entangled and entranced with the mysteries and impermeable shell of the ego. It’s tricky, that one.
Thanks for the inspiration Tina!