Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/13/2019

Enjoy the Silence

When someone is making a point of giving me the silent treatment I have almost always used it as an excuse to inflame my own anger and pride. Why has it never occurred to me to enjoy the silence?

When all I have been secretly desiring is an end to criticism and complaint, why do I insist on being unhappy when my wishes come true? Perhaps I’m afraid of what will happen when we do speak but bottling resentment in the meantime will only make such a conversation worse.

I can choose to be happy and contented, enjoying the respite and relative calm. May we both be happy and peaceful.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

*luz de atención constante*

En este blog encontrarás una cuidada selección de traducciones en español sobre el camino interior.

Euthyphroria

Reflections on Ancient Literature and Practical Humanism

How to Be a Stoic

an evolving guide to practical Stoicism for the 21st century

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Courses and Articles about Philosophy as a Way of Life

Modern Stoicism

Home of Stoicon and Stoic Week