Evolving

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Why do we act negatively, sometimes even to the point of sabotaging ourselves? I think it has something to do with primitive survival. I think when we are having a difference of opinion with someone, or even an argument, our brains go back to primitive times when opposition meant it was time for survival mode to kick in. I also think that’s why we have the ego. It’s there to protect us, letting us know we are being treated badly and need to do something about it. We really don’t need the ego anymore because it gets us into a lot of trouble with all its bad chatter that fill our brains.

We need to evolve a little more and start thinking with our hearts and not the mind so much. We don’t have to take a disagreement and make it all out war. Sadly, I’ve seen and also have experienced some of this behavior in action. It happens in jobs, with friends, neighbors and the absolute worst: Families. It has caused marriages to end, siblings to stop speaking to one another, and grown children to turn against their parents. And I realize that this primitive thinking can get very extreme resulting in physical, mental, abuse and even murder.

This primitive survival mode causes so much miscommunication that nobody even knows what they are mad about anymore. They just know they’re mad and it’s the other person’s fault. The book is closed, everybody’s life goes on–still mad of course, and then one of the parties dies and sometimes a different perspective arrives, but it’s too late.

Practicing thinking with our heart, our Spirit, will make us all calm down and really listen to each other with open minds instead of thinking how mad this makes us feel. We might not always agree, but we can agree to disagree in harmony, and accept the right of others to have a different opinion. Respect, kindness, and love come from thinking with the heart, and that’s evolving.

“If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution – and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity.”

~ Jane Goodal

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14 thoughts on “Evolving

  1. Words of wisdom Michele.

  2. Our journey of pain is the making of our love and compassion Michele. We have to endure something to understand it and realise we do need to change and become more loving, to ourselves as well as others. And as you have said, sometimes way too late.
    But that too forces us to look deeper within, understand that is in fact ‘us’ that is the problem, finally seeing the fear we have that is driving our lives and holding us in a pattern that drives these very things.
    But one day we will step up and finally see this pattern for what it is and begin the path home, the one that has that self love, the one that requires us to step past our pain and forgive ourselves and others so that we can begin that life you spoke of where all that we do is done with that love we have always sought ❤
    Thank you kind lady for speaking that evolvement, so that it can be seen for what it is…a guidepost to show us the way ❤ 😀

  3. Indeed..thinking with our hearts and spirit. Love this.

  4. pjlazos says:

    I’ve been working on releasing self-sabotage for years now. Still working on it.👍

  5. We may have built skyscrapers and cyberhighways, but our relationships hardly prove we are civilized.

  6. Val Boyko says:

    Thank you for taking us on a journey towards love and understanding, Michele 💕

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