The Spiritual Axiom

🔥Spiritual Axiom

It is a spiritual axiom that every time we are disturbed, no matter what the cause, there is something wrong with us. If somebody hurts us and we are sore, we are in the wrong also. But are there no exceptions to this rule? What about “justifiable” anger? If somebody cheats us, aren’t we entitled to be mad? Can’t we be properly angry with self-righteous folk? For us of A.A. these are dangerous exceptions. We have found that justified anger ought to be left to those better qualified to handle it.

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Axiom – a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.

Anger – A srong feeling of annoyance, displeasure or hostility.

Why is “justifiable anger” a dangerous exception for people like us?…

Here’s why…

We immediately make the other person responsible for our anger in that moment and will hold them responsible until they make right on their wrongs to us…

What happens if that person never makes right on their wrongs?…

We stay angry with them…

Anger becomes a resentment…

Resentment is our number one killer.

Here’s something to consider…

Facts don’t care about your feelings…

Your feelings of anger towards a person are not their responsibility…

Your feelings are your responsibility no matter what the situation…

It is not the other person who has made you angry…

It is the anger that already exists inside of you that has been activated by a certain situation or a certain person…

The fact is this…

It is your anger, your feelings and only you are responsible for them…

In the world of the spirit anger should not exist…

It is impossible for feelings of hostility to exist in a world of complete acceptance and no resistance to the flow of life.

If you are experiencing angry outbursts ask yourself this question:

Which program am I working?…

The spiritual program of action?…

Or my own program?…

Your own program will absolutely include justified anger and justified resentment…

The wisdom of the spiritual axiom includes zero tolerance towards justified anger, it knows that this is the dubious luxury of men and women better qualified to use it.

Which program are you going to work today?

Paul

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