Gratitude is the Antidote to Resentment
by Michael Feeley
DOES RESPECTING SOMEONE, loving their work, knowledge, world value, make you important, or do you resent them and think their brilliance makes you less?
These two possibilities – respect and anger – are in each of us, and we must be vigilant in making the right choice for justice and kindness.
If respecting another person does not make you feel important, you’ll focus on yourself and stir up trouble – looking to challenge with resentment – “You’re not as good as you think. I’ll show you!”
You’ll be in competition and accuse instead of praising and appreciating – criticizing the person’s integrity, gifts, genius, and generosity because you hate your respect.
- Look at the lives of some people in history.
- What did they believe and stand for?
- How were they received?
Challenging and honesty help, but only if there is goodwill – the conscious hope to positively affect other people’s lives with kindness and a genuine desire for good change.
Are you looking to beat someone out, be superior – or – recognize goodness and thank them for making life better?
Go after the truth and be a harsh critic of your Self.
Gratitude is the antidote to resentment and hatred for respect.
Thanks – Michael
Please share this with your tribes and choose gratitude over resentment.
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