Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Step 6

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for this paragraph from Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions .......

Self-righteous anger also can be very enjoyable. In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact that many people annoy us, for it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority. Gossip barbed with our anger, a polite form of murder by character assassination, has its satisfactions for us, too. Here we are not trying to help those we criticize; we are trying to proclaim our own righteousness.

I have so much to learn

that I'm willing to learn all I can

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

1 comment:

Syd said...

I have disliked gossip since a child. I don't like to hear it and won't participate in it. Self-righteous anger is one that I have done though. It sucks basically.