Friday, June 25, 2010
Don't Be Pulled Into the Pit!
Strangers or casual friends don’t usually confront you when they are in the Pit because of something you said or did, but family members and people you love usually do confront you and if you are not careful they can pull you into the Pit with them. When they make statements such as “You shouldn’t have said. . .” or “Why did you do . . .” or “You always do . . .” (And, of course, that is always followed by something they didn’t want you to do.), can cause you to fight back or defend yourself which only puts you in the Pit with them.
However, if you can stay in Truth and simply listen to them vent their feelings, these kinds of experiences can teach you more about Living in Truth than any other experience. If you stay in Truth you see how their thinking you shouldn’t have done what you did has cankered their souls and distorted their reasoning. You see how they have clung to the thoughts like briars to a piece of wool, and you also see how much work it has taken to do that. Often you can even see the darkness in their countenance and always you see how the thought is eating away at their peace of mind like acid on a piece of cloth. You see how it is their continually thinking about the incident and not what you did that is causing them pain, and from there you can learn a lot about what happens to you when you think those kinds of accusing thoughts.
So when someone is “attacking” you, is when you need the Truth Tools the most. If you can stay in Truth and simply listen not only do you keep yourself out of the Pit, but you learn so much about the benefits of Living in Truth.