When someone triggers pain within you from their choice of words or actions, it hurts. It takes LOVE within you to rise out of that hurt and respond from love. When we react from anything else other then love we experience more pain, more hurt and more non-virtuous karma keeps on rising.
Nothing good comes from throwing more of the same back at someone.
It takes wisdom, awareness and strength to respond from love in the midst of deep hurt. The biggest transformations happen within you when you hand it over to Love. A warmth and tenderness moves over you, as the awareness sees the bigger picture.
When love steps in, this is how love would respond
~ Love honours both my pain and the others pain. Love knows none of this is personal.
~ Love knows that this person is suffering, experiencing pain himself or herself to act towards you in this way.
~ Love knows that this person hasn’t got the awareness or wisdom yet to see their pain. So therefore it gets projected.
~ Love knows he or she has thrown out non-virtuous karma that will give him or her unfortunate karma back at him or her. This is the nature of cause and effect.
~ Love wants to avoid creating anymore non-virtuous karma for you and them. So love and tenderness fills your heart as you acknowledge all of the above.
~ Love wishes them healing and may they too receive love and respond from love. After all this is what we all need.
To live in peace and harmony with all life we need to practice cultivating Compassion, Warmth, Tenderness and Love.
This is the path of LOVE.