A Metaphor in the Present Time...
THE SETTING: A metaphor in the present time . . . You are the teacher in a classroom of twenty young children. There are nineteen dedicated students in the room and one dedicated screamer. Who captures the attention of the class . . . the teacher, the subjects, or the screamer? When friends gather around you, and angels sing about you, and the seven blue ethers weave deep missions in the fabric of your psyche . . . . . then, a few people (of this Earth and in your World) speak out strongly against you . . . what is the final calculation? Who captures your attention? What is the score?
It sounds like a total victory for your good name . . . for sure it must be. But if those who would speak against you, are speaking very loudly; the outcome is always in question. You will have to be increasingly silent to hear and disciplined to bear witness to the gentler voices of the friends, the angels and the ethers praising your many victories.
Instincts beg you to holler — to return to your survival . . . compassion begs your quiescence — to return to your joy.
Friends, angels and ethers sing praises at a much higher frequency, with a subtler melody, and a softer volume. To hear this praise and truly relate to it in the midst of criticism; one must be devoted to the positive; disciplined to only hear the negative, but not be controlled by it; and dedicated to experiencing life's full spectrums — not just the loudest voices.
At such moments, with this proper outlook, all criticism takes its appropriate place . . . just a single seat within the registry of life in the classroom Earth. Then critics do not overwhelm the system. The negation and perhaps screaming, does not capture all of the attention. Breaths, meant to experience joy, are not condemned to only hear the one screaming child in the room. Your efforts to learn and grow can now be more balanced and rewarding, but always be aware that the screaming child sits inside you too.
What joy exists within a world of balance! What profoundness is able to gather with a sense of growth around this far more mature and conscious response ability! What clear pathways point toward your success . . . where challenges and obstacles once dominated! The nineteen devoted students within you are now set free to learn from each lesson of life, without being tormented by the hollers of the one fear or doubt. This metaphor is very real . . . meeting it daily (moment to moment) on real terms is essential.