"How to Figure-Out if someone
has a problem ... and if
that 'someone' is YOU!"
I just wanted to point out a DISTINCTION.
On the Huna Ohana group, a post used the word "dim-wit."
... and it almost sparked a riot!
OK ... so "what's the BIG DEAL?"
The BIG DEAL is the "effect" on YOU.
Here's the TEST ...
How would you feel if I were to say to you, "You are an invisible kangaroo and you live in a plumb-pudding tree."
Would you be "OFFENDED?"
Probably NOT ...
... you might think, "That's not true," ... or "That's silly."
i.e. ... NO emotional reaction!
How would you feel if I were to say, "You're a no-good-so-and-so, etc." ... or some other type of "put down."
If you're CENTERED ... and integrated, etc. ... your reaction should be EXACTLY THE SAME!
How would you feel if I were to say to you, "I support XYZ political philosophy" ... or I say "poop" ... or "drinking buddies."
Again ... if you're CENTERED, and integrated, etc. ... your reaction should be THE SAME as if I said "kangaroo."
If there IS an EMOTIONAL REACTION ... that's your CUE ... you might just have some "INNER CONFLICT" on which to work.
"Why am I bringing this up?"
Because ... recently someone said something to me that was so totally stupid that I started getting upset.
I just "couldn't believe" someone would say THAT!
THEN ... the "invisible kangaroo" teaching I learned from a Kahuna many years ago "popped into my mind."
And I said to myself ...
"Well ... there's another project
for me to work on."
Life is so full of "really fun learning experiences" ... is it not?
© 2006 Rev. James Vinson Wingo, DD