No Offense

June 7, 2022

We can choose Peace instead of being offended. We really can.

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Okay, I admit it.  Sometimes I get tired of people taking offense when none is intended.  

And, it’s something I used to do every single day.

Sometimes people take offense when an offense is intended.  Example:  Leslie makes a rude comment in order to insult Tom and he takes offense.

Sometimes people share something that they don’t imagine someone would be offended by.  Example:  Betty asks Frieda if she’d like help with something she’s working on and she says, “do you think I’m an idiot and I can’t do this on my own?”  

Betty meant only to be kind and helpful.

Because of Frieda’s insecurities she assumed that Betty was being patronizing instead of compassionate.

I’ve been in this situation many times.  We all have.

Fortunately, I pretty much stopped taking offense in these ways.  

If someone is rude it’s only because they feel threatened and weak.

If someone assumes I think t they’re an idiot it’s because they feel like one.  

I can be annoyed and frustrated that they’re projecting their insecurities onto me, but that won’t solve the root cause of the problem which is a PERCEIVED lack of Love.  (There is no actual lack of Love because that’s impossible.”

My job is to be helpful and to represent the Light and not to take offense when others are offended.

And I can do that.

And still, it does, sometimes, feel like a drag to have to deal with the same person take offense again and again because their insecurities go unhealed.  

I don’t need to be offended by someone else taking offense.

That’s what compassion is for.  To heal.

Love is the healer.  There is no other healer.

I’m more interested in healing than anything else and still sometimes I feel tired when folks are offended.  I feel tired because I’m judging their insecurities.  And YES I do pray to have a healing.

Healing is happening every day and I’m grateful for every bit of it.

If we can’t pull ourselves back from being offended by minor things then we’ll have to wait for Peace.

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  1. Tedd Swartz says:

    💫🧡💫Thanks Jennifer 💕

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