Negativity

Whenever there is negativity in you, if you can be aware at that moment that there is something in you that takes pleasure in it or believes it has a purpose, you are becoming aware of the ego directly. The moment this happens, your identity has shifted from ego to awareness. This means the ego is shrinking and awareness is growing.

ECKHART TOLLE

There is a saying – “if you can’t think of anything nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all”. I wonder if there is some truth in that. All negativity can be traced back to the ego but how do you protect yourself from being taken advantage of? When someone is ‘out to destroy you’, is that often a construct of your own mind, a delusion? What about when you are the victim of crime or torture or you are the target of injustice at work or by the state? How do you deal with that? It’s all about context. Am I just being right or am I being like Mandela, standing in truth AND reconciliation? Let’s be real my friends but starting from a place of peace and stillness of the heart – not from the righteous indignation of the ego – we will know the difference.
I value your comments . . .

Photo of Central Park framed by the arch of a viaduct

Central Park, Chelmsford Jan 2014

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About Andy

I'm a teacher and technician at Chelmsford College. I teach media, graphic art, ICT and design technology. I also teach mindfulness meditation. I'm a keen photographer and a graphic artist.

Posted on 26/02/2014, in Quotes, Well-being and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It is all too easy to get caught up in other peoples negativity too.. There is currently much negativity at work and it is difficult to stay away from it..

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