One of the things I’m trying to balance is when to let go.
Let go of an annoyance, an argument, a dream that no longer appears attainable, other people’s fights, past injuries, past regrets.
Balancing my effort at seeing the world and people in love, compassion, and forgiveness, with how to include standing up for what I believe is right.
What I’ve come to understand is I don’t need to argue with anyone. I don’t need to interject my opinion on anyone. I don’t need to change anyone’s mind. I don’t need to coherce anyone. If what I believe and share with the world resonates, those who wish to learn more, will be drawn to me.
Yet, there are injustices that require fighting. There are people who, if given a chance, will hurt you as often as you forgiven them. There are people who are injured and inflict injury.
I can avoid these people, which in most cases is the most effective way to manage them, but what about social injustice?
I must find the zen in the fight.
Avoidance is not the spiritual answer.
This is what I ponder tonight.
Namaste, my friend.