What is it inside of some humans that literally compel them to be so negative. It is as though their magnetism is soaked in negativity, basted on all sides with dread. I can't understand the compulsion of many to exist within a sphere of always seeing the world around them as 1/2 empty. Why is that I ask? And how do those people find you, me, us? Do we have a target on our heads that says, "Bring it on. I can take it." Pile on.
The most unfortunate side to lingering too long with negative fenoms is they become bloodsuckers too. They are so unhappy with themselves. They thirst on critiquing the very air around them. No one is spared. Their finger always pointing, eyes ever glaring, words forever loathing. No rest. No peace. They are lulled into a fixation of judging others. Oh how their insides must ache, never knowing the tranquility of quiet solace. It must be maddening.
We others want to take a ginormous eraser and erase these types from our lives. "No more!" we cry out, "No more!" Thing is sometimes we can't simply erase them. Often times we must love them. We do love them. And even though they are beyond teachable, we endure them. That is because we do not, will not, choose not to become like them.
So when they pile on that one heavy brick that is intended to break us, rather than ricochet their insults, we turn the other cheek. And we try within us to understand their pain. A deep inside pain that compels them to spew such vile into the atmosphere. We find those loveable morsels within them and with the patience of Job we stay rather than flee. We conduct ourselves like this because our insides tell us they need us more than they don't.
We pray for those who spitefully use us. Even those who attempt to persecute our goodness. We do this by placing their soul on the top of our pile. We do not admonish them, we pray for them.
Over time, our deliberate kindness may cause their delusions to become less versus more. And perhaps they may begin to see us others as more friend than foe. Most of all, they just might stumble upon something they love within themselves.