It is said that words stay in the ether, and they never vanish. We are always exchanging words and sometimes they are so cruel and hurtful. We regret afterwards, at least I hope we do and the other person will always remember them. What can we do about it? How is it possible to stop being abrasive and offensive?
Some quotes to ruminate on.
“You will never know the power of yourself until someone hurts you badly.”
“It takes longer to build a relationship than it does to destroy one.”
“Not all scars show, not all wounds heal.”
“Bleeding cracks are more hurtful than a bleeding wound.”
“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.” Mahatma Gandhi
The last one gives us hope. How do we become emotionally strong and how do we change into persons who are not gross and insensitive. Be in charge of your breath. Your breath is your best friend, which never leaves your side and hurts or betrays. Your breath does revolt when you are angry and breathing fast or not breathing at all. It is helpless and its only wish is to breathe deeply and exhale deeply.
Visualize your breath flowing in and out of your nostrils. Do it until the rudeness that you want to hurl at someone, neutralizes. Now visualize the prana in your breath, when you inhale and let your exhalation be double the time of your inhalation. Initially it will be difficult but gradually you will observe that you are learning to be more tolerant of others and yourself. The self-restraint works on you and you become sensitive about others and empathetic.
Aim Hrim Klim