Re: Insult, Flattery, and Compassion
- --- In email@example.com, "dan330033"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, asimpjoybecome
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Insult:
> > Is this the desire to hurt another through
> > words or gesture. And why is one hurt, "psychologically"?
> > Often one will insult another to protect one's self,
> > ... As a defensive reaction to the feeling of being attacked?
> > What makes one feel inwardly hurt - insulted?
> > Is it because we want to maintain a certain idea or
> > image about who we think we are, and so we get hurt when
> > someone comes along and takes a poke at it - because we have
> > so identified and attached to this image we have about our self,**** T: Yes, absolutely!
> > we don't want it to be disturbed?
> > ... Or perhaps we want to maintain it in the eyes of others?
> > Flattery:
> > Is flattery the way we "butter-up" someone so we
> > can get what we want from them.
> > I know when I feel flattered, because it embarrasses me,
> > and I get this strange feeling of being puffed up and manipulated.
> > ... Maybe flattery is words with the hidden agenda of a selfish
> > motive?
> > Compassion:
> > Its a strange thing Compassion, because you never know
> > what it will do. It can insult you or flatter you without
> > even the slightest hint of selfishness.
> > It seems to act from the natural flow of Love - a compliment or
> > reprimand,
> > ... According to whatever is needed.
> > I think that is why Compassion is often so misunderstood.
> > I've noticed that there are those who you can't flatter or insult.
> > ... Maybe they lost their image?
> > With love and affection,
> > Tony
> Yes, Yes, Yes.
> And Yes.
> And the ones who really lost their image,
> you can flatter or insult.
> They lost the image of having no image.
> -- Dan
... Because the image of having no image is just another image.