Violence is a trap. It lies there waiting for the right moment when you are at your weakest point emotionally and then it springs forth locking you in its grip and controls your behaviors to the point where you become a bystander watching yourself commit actions you would not normally do.
How is this trap set? How can you spring it without hurting yourself or anyone else? Actually, it is quite simple. Stop the incessant emotional urge to resist and fight what is aberrant. Pushing against something that is perceived by you as attacking you focuses your attention on it andvalidates its existence. Remember, Carl Gustav Jung said, “What you resist persists.” Yet, time after time people are out in the world ‘fighting’ for a cure for cancer; ‘fighting’ for equal rights and ‘fighting’ against hunger.
Instead of resisting and fighting why aren’t we ‘allowing’ Divine love to exude from our beings in all our interactions with others? The trap of violence is set with that attitude that we MUST fight off invaders, scofflaws and irritants. If we spent more time in working on ‘us’ and our attitudes, we wouldn’t be attracting that which we DON’T want! By putting our attention to what we don’t want (fighting and violence) we are bringing about more of the same!
As Mother Teresa once said that she would attend a ‘Pro-Peace’ rally instead of an “Anti-War’ rally.
Thinking something in itself does NOT make it so but thinking and feeling it passionately does. Allow your passions to be directed toward allowing Divine love to flow through you and stop resisting and fighting what you perceive is against you. If the Divine, who created all of existence, is for you, then who and what is against you? The only thing that is against you is your own thinking and believing that you must fight to win or it isn’t worth it.
The only thing that is ultimately worth it is Divine love; which is NEVER experienced through resisting and fighting. Allow, dear friends; allow! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D. (Spirituality Guidance Channel)