My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
SO true. This kind of reminds me of the thought behind the saying that 'resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die'.
We always have a choice to be happy. I think to forfeit hatred is the first step.
I agree with Tricia. Hatred and choosing to hold onto grudges only poisons the thoughts and emotions of the hater. Once they take the position of hating they give their power away to the person, place, or thing they feel negativity towards.
Some wonderful comments here. Hatred clouds your view of the beauty that is around you. To hate is to cut yourself off from a part of the world. Since our interactions with the world allow us to grow, when I hate I interrupt the potential to be all that I could be.
I whole-heartedly agree.
Don't be hatin'.in medias res
Don't knock hate, as "you can stand on it and still be a man!" (And, as an added advantage, you can pontificate down the pub on Saturday nights as well.)
Aha..the last two posts have related so much to what i am going through...it's as if you have the ability to write down the deeper truths of my reality...thank you :)
Which comes first, hating or being wounded? Haha, Marty! You never run out of ripples! You're an addiction!
Beautifully said. Missing you Marty. =*
Marty, the word "hate" just does not exist in my vocabulary. To try to understand those who do hate, I recall a quote I heard once that said, "Hurting people hurt people." That is not a justification for wrongs that are done. It is only my way of trying to understand the psychology behind those who do hate.You always give us so much to ponder. Thank you....
Hmmm! To hate everything is to be a certain brand of politician.Actually hating everything is a waste of energy!
Very true--and very profound. When a person involves him/herself in hate, they hurt themselves the most. It's better to forgive or let go than to let hate consume you.
Hate that hatred, so you'll love your hate.
I think this is really good. I feel like when people hate anyone, it ways down on other aspects of their lives. I know when I've carried resentment with me and long term hatred it has had that impact on me. Little negative wounds and impacts everywhere, like shock, related to that initial hatred.