The man who is violent but thinks he shouldn’t be? That man has two problems.
As the word suggests, environmental cleanup begins with the mind.
Mind is polluted if it is irritable, impatient, dissatisfied or wet-nursing a grudge.
Funnily enough, some of our worst polluters are fervent recyclers.
The finger of blame is attached to a fool.
That bumper-hugging fist-for-a-face motorist who just gave you the finger? Don’t take it personally. Fact is, he gives it to everybody.
“Rejoice when men curse you. Rejoice, and be.” Come on. Who does this?
Anger cannot be managed; it helps no one to list his triggers. Anger is an inside job. Life is the trigger. What then? Anger must be traced to its source. Do that and see that anger is not a problem but the symptom of a problem. It is the love-puckered face-freezing fruit of a thought habit. That’s what needs to be dismantled. It’s not easy. We love our habits. Occasionally, we break a habit, but it is more frequently the case that a habit breaks us.
Every conflict has common cause: resistance. No resistance, no conflict.
Therefore, resist nothing.
Non-resistance is not something we achieve. It’s our essence, our natural state. That’s the whole point of the story of the Garden of Eden.