Sunday, May 13, 2012

Talk To The Dog

How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours.

Wayne Dyer
Hello Lilly
There's a big difference between knowing that you have lessons to learn and knowing what they are even before you learn them. Self satisdfaction is a comfortable and attractive suit of clothes, but it can cover the nakedness of ignorance, particularly ignorance about oneself.

I am one who usually goes along through life with a sense that I'm secure in the knowledge I have of myself. But then I will trip and fall and bump my chin on some new particle of information I didn't undeerstand or consider.

I found that my reactions to other people tend to be abrupt and falsely final. If I feel someone has wronged me I don't want revenge, which is just as wrong, I just want them out of my life, promptly, followed by the burning of bridges. Lately I've come to the realization that, even though the end result won't be any different, I could be more proactive and take the time to discuss things before the final curtain. Who knows, it may benefit the wrong doer and save me all the drama.

One day a few years ago I was sitting on a park bench when a couple approached with a medium sized dog. The dog walked over to me in a friendly manner so I stood up to greet him. When I did that he started growling and snarling at me. The owners wee very upset that he did that. I just said "All right" and walked away.

Maybe my standing up startled him, maybe the owners recently got him from a kennel as an adult and maybe he had been trained as a guard dog and thought I was threatening them. maybe he had had some brutal treatment from someone I reminded him of. Maybe I could have made friends with the dog. I will never know and will never be able to assure the owners. I walked away. I regret that.

Now, as a neophyte in proactive behavior, I think my reaction should be better that the treatment I get from other people, good or bad.

DB - The Vagabond
Never give up.

1 comment:

Geo. said...

Growling dogs and growling dopers are articulating paranoia. No discussion is possible. Pretty sure dog bites transmit fewer germs though.