Disappointment and conflict are a part of life, but we have a choice about how we handle them. It is easy to fall into the traps of judgment, pointing the finger of blame, and resentment that lead to destructive thoughts and actions, but who is that really hurting? Yeah, you.
Instead we can look for what is needed to solve, serve, and heal.
What if you saw your adversary as doing the best they can with what they have at the time, and then did your best to understand their perspective? It doesn’t mean you have to agree with them. It just means you don’t pour fuel on the flame of anger. You might even offer the love they need to heal their anger.
What if you could observe from a distance and see that it is just your ego getting knocked around? Are you willing to have compassion for your own ego?
There’s no doubt that a compassionate, loving heart works with others, and it works for you too. When we beat ourselves up and feel less than because we weren’t “perfect” enough, or we take things too personally, we are missing the whole point of compassion.
So let’s move gracefully through disappointment and conflict by checking in with our own heart. Listen for the wisdom that is asking to be heard.
You have everything it takes to create harmony or destruction. Use your powers to cultivate your own inner radiance and let it bring light to any situation.