At this week in the Master Keys, we mastermind about how we can use fear, hurt feelings, anger, guilt and/or unworthiness to expand our comfort zone.
Undertaking this exercise in the past, I realized that I could shift from the emotion of anger to feelings of compassion and acceptance for whatever it was I perceived was causing my anger. The shift occurs when I stop “judging and resisting” and instead replace it with “acceptance and compassion.” When anger exists between people, or nations of people, there can be no peace. We see this in our own lives and in the history of humanity, even to the present day.
What turns the tide toward peace? There are many calls for “peace on earth” in the written word and song. But, again, how is such peace achieved?
I believe this song, beautifully sung by the acapella group Voctave holds a clue:
One party must be willing to set anger aside, and extend acceptance and compassion. Put themselves “in the other’s shoes” as we like to say. The problem is that most of us when angry don’t want to be the first to extend compassion and understanding. But, someone must be the first to leave their “comfort zones” of fear and anger and begin the healing move toward peace.
Why not you?
Why not me?
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.