even saying, that your actions should not have hurt the other person
– and were fully justified in the circumstances?
184.108.40.206 If this is how you respond, then your ego-drive is still
in perfect control of your consciousness.
220.127.116.11 If, however, you can realise that the great moment of truth is upon you
– and because of this awareness – you are able to remain quiet and calm,
listening to the other persons descriptions of their hurt at your hands,
you are succeeding in the first overcoming of your ego.
9.48.2 The next urgent step is to put your own need to defend yourself
firmly aside and sincerely empathise with what the speaker is saying.
18.104.22.168 You will only be able to do this sincerely if you can be self-effacing
enough to enter a place of inner silence
where you can fully enter into their hurt,
hear what they are saying and receive their pain into your heart.
22.214.171.124 If you can do this, you will have got inside their skin.
126.96.36.199 And when you can get inside their skin and feel their pain,
you will want to apologise from the very bottom of your heart
for what you did; the pain you inflicted ignorantly and unknowingly
will become your own pain and you will not res
until you have managed, through loving words,
to remove all residue of pain from the other persons consciousness.
188.8.131.52.1 You will then have healed the hurt
and it will also be eliminated
from your electro-magnetic consciousness system.
184.108.40.206.2 You have won a great victory over self.
220.127.116.11.3 You will have reached that point of inner strength and endurance
when you can truly perceive the reality of other people
as being of equal validity with your own.
18.104.22.168.4 You have recognised and accepted that others can be hurt
by your actions in just the same way as you have been hurt by others.
22.214.171.124.5 After reaching this great moment of truth in your life,
you will find yourself able to move between yourself and others
quite comfortably, able to see events from their perspective
as easily as you can see your own.
126.96.36.199 A great balancing between the needs of other people
and yourself takes place, and you enter into a state of peace since
you are now confident that you treat others fairly and with generosity of spirit.