People are not always going to be nice to you. Their words will not always be kind. It is for you to remember that it is their business not yours. Your business is what you think and what you feel. It’s up to you how you act. Let every action of yours be heartfelt, instinctively good, kind, wise and joyful. Let this, your heart, be the well spring of your action and get not caught in the trap of a reactive life. For that is what reaction is, a trap. Someone acts unto you and you re-act the act unto them.
The truth of you, your heart being, is beyond all that, not dependent on another’s actions for its own actions. When one is living in a reactive mode of life, life swings on a heavy pendulum, swaying back and forth with the weight of public opinion. It’s really good when it’s good and really bad when it’s bad and you never know what you will get or give.
A reactive being is nice to those that are nice, and nasty to those that are nasty. They do not live consciously. Those who are awake, living with an enlightened consciousness, understand that they have a choice of how they show up in this world. And that no matter the words or actions of another, they can choose to act from the goodness of their heart continually. The interesting thing is that such loving action is so calming and passive that it seems to defuse the raging energy of another, for all fires need fuel and without such shall eventually die.
A warm heart exudes another kind of fire; the radiant passion of joy which has an equal power to ignite the fires of joy and love in another’s heart which, before your encounter, may have been just embers awaiting a burst of love to again ignite the flame. So is the power of Love. The power we each hold in our hearts, ready and available to use as we will freely. This is always our choice, not a mandate or a God command. A choice of will, by our own free will we can choose this way of life. Living heart centered is living God centered. It is choosing the will of God, the constant good over the reactive.
Excerpted from the book Listen Hear, A Divine Love Story by Debra Clemente