Love and fear compete for the same place in our hearts. My own motivation for beginning a life-time study of martial arts was simply to feel secure enough to be the gentle guy I was. Long, strange road, but as a result of dealing with that issue, I feel little save love for all human beings, even those I have faced in antagonistic situations. The point is that Maslow had it right: until we feel secure, it is difficult to reveal our hearts. Whenever you deal with someone radiating negative emotions: hate, anger, resentment, whatever, ask yourself: what are they afraid of? If you can address their fear and disarm it, the anger always vanishes. The same is true of ourselves--the anger is merely the "presenting emotion." Deal with your fear, and all that remains is love.
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Monday, March 08, 2010
Posted by Steven Barnes at 8:19 AM