And its excesses

September 7th 2013
There are plenty of opportunities every day to be irritated by the way people around you behave. Well, that is when you should be asking yourself whether it is worth dwelling on being annoyed. If you are honest, the answer will often have to be ‘no’. And in that way you dispel the heavy, dark matter that was threatening to crush you. Analyse yourself, and see what usually happens when you give way to irritation because of what someone has said or done. This state automatically attracts the memory of all other negative experiences; you start to remember all the other times when you felt this person’s behaviour was unbearable. And often you do not even stop there; you start thinking of all the other people who are disagreeable, unpleasant, hateful even, and you end up feeling you are drowning, stifled, to the point where you can no longer breathe. Tell me: what sense is there in that?