Indifference is an emotion that has its root in apathy. Apathy is derived from the suppression of passion and concern because of some traumatic emotional event(s) that have built up walls to effective interpersonal engagement.
Indifference is a lack of concern due to the acceptance of mediocrity and established comfort. But why would anyone demonstrate a lack of concern about moving forward and realizing their dreams? Could it be that they have become too comfortable where they are and don’t really care to make the necessary steps to realize their dream? Is it just too much work for them?
Apathy is beingfully disconnected from Divine love and indifference is a separation from Divine love due to the acceptance and security of mediocrity. When you believe you are separated from that which moves you and excites you, complacency sets in. Complacency is “a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc. [dictionary.com].” If one is too complacent, they can learn to hate their situation over time without realizing that they have created it!
From lack of emotion sustained for long periods comes a lashing out against events, occurrences, situations, circumstances and the behavior of others. It is shifting the blame for NOTacting in a healthy matter over to something or someone because you refuse to admit that you alone have created your experience.
Hate is a reaction to not feeling love from someone due to their interactions and the perception that someone else has hurt you. It is not accepting responsibility and passionately desiring to hurt them due to your perception that they have hurt you or ‘could’ hurt you.
Love is more of surrendering yourself to your internal passions of tenderness and devotion to your Creator, another or yourself. Hate is resisting and fighting whereas love is allowing and surrendering. Apathy is not having an emotional stake in one’s perceptions while indifference is any lack of passion for involvement at all.
Know where indifference and apathy come from as well as love and hate. See them for what they are and know that in Divine love you are nurtured, whole and perfect. Anything less than that is in the realm of the mind, the ego, your beliefs and your subsequent behaviors and interactions. Be ye therefore perfect! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)