I had an “AHA” this week when I considered the connection between being fearless and being compassionate.
This was the springboard:
So where does intolerance and judgment come from?
So the next time you are faced with an ugly attack of intolerance and judgment, take a step back. (This is what I am doing.) Find within yourself the compassion that can ask (probably not verbally) “What are they afraid of?”
Too often, in my own life, when feeling the attack of the self-righteous or intolerant, I become defensive and argumentative.
Oh, I also get insulted and appalled and equally self-righteous.
Because I’m afraid, too.
Aren’t we all?
That we are sometimes is a fact. But what we vote with is our choice.
I go on a little bit of a rant about this, but I hope you find it encouraging as we head into a new Word of the Week:
Well hallelujah sisters and brothers! I LOVE the word ENTHUSIASM.
(In fact, I’d rather you be flaming hot MAD at me than lukewarm. Blech!)
What makes you feel enthusiastic? Do some more of THAT. Please tell me in the comments what trips your joy level into overdrive (because I think enthusiasm and joy are kissing cousins.)
Let’s have ALL the fearless feels this week – and my hope is that we enthusiastically count our blessings heading into the Thanksgiving holiday.
Be safe and enjoy!