When people hate, they always look for allies—the less justified the grievance, the more pressing the desire. The more that person wrongs someone they hate, the more fuel they add to their own hatred. This is how humans work. The one who hates has to silence his guilty conscious, and he does this by convincing himself and others that you really deserve punishment. He cannot feel indifference or pity for someone wronged; he must hate and persecute or leave the door open to self-contempt. Hatred can give meaning to an empty life. Therefore, understand that the one who hates is to be pitied.
You can’t change a hateful person, but you can change how you react. When you can let go of your expectations of approval or control, you begin to let go of YOUR anger, resentment and blame. The ideal self-actualized response is to allow the negativity to flow through you without affecting you.
Meditate upon how you can best rise above the situation through positive thinking and positive actions.
We send light and love to all those who were killed and/or terrorized in Las Vegas and New York City.
Peace and light, Dick Sutphen