We've all done it: complain. It's easy to find something to complain about.. noise, traffic, prices, rudeness and intolerance, politics, expectations.. the list is endless.
Having the fortitude to change your environment, therefore eliminating the urge to complain, is not always easy. Sometime it means standing up and having a voice against others which may be intimidating. Sometimes it means some quiet reflection and introspection. It means relocating physically, spiritually or emotionally. It means making change, which can be unsettling.
When we complain we often become complacent in actions. The complaint is usually to gain a sympathetic audience so that we feel validated in our emotions. Maybe the complaint is not really justified: perhaps ego is at play and is seeking an irrational selfish outcome; if so, then this complaint is not about the issue that the mind wants to believe it is, but rather, it is about Self. But what if we were to proactively complain? Instead of seeking a sympathetic audience, we target our complaints in a respectful manner to those who can exact change: the changents: agents of change. Don't have one? Then become one!
It is becoming increasingly clear as we watch the world around us implode, that we need to start using our voice in a more productive manner. We need to choose our battles wisely, and make our complaints meaningful and goal directed. Most of us have become uncomfortably numb to the fact that we all have the power to make change happen: it is not reserved for a different breed of mankind, the rich, the priviledged, or those from a specific race, religion or social group. When voices unit, anything is possible. We do not have the right to passively sit back and do nothing, while actively complaining about things we don't feel comfortable with. We are all products of greater good than that. We are creators, equally valued for our part in making anything possible. It is our birthright to create the best environment we can for our entire race.
The greatest gift to our planet is to love ourselves enough to want the best for all of us.
Start small if it intimidates you.. what can you do in your workplace, your community, your schools, your social groups, that can set the wheels of motion into play and make the changes necessary to eliminate the negative energy that comes with complaining?
Start a group for like-minded individuals, or join one that already exists. Maintain a level head and an open heart. Be open to discussion, differing opinions and resistance. Arming yourself with well-researched and intelligent information will always be heard long before profanities, yelling, and degradation. Maintain self-respect and keep your moral compass in check. This might take some disconnecting from sensitive issues for a while: start by asking yourself 'What is it that I want to achieve?'
Does this desire feed Ego or the greater good? Re-approach and plan once you are clear in your heart as to what this means for you.
Sometimes pondering our emotional reactions to our environment can teach us more about who we are. Chose who you want to be, carefully. We have a world of small eyes watching what we do: model with care and thought. We need the generations to come to be well-equipped with emotional intelligence to carry the changes through. We owe it to our children.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Supportive Energy Therapy Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, Chartered Herbalist, AcuDetox Specialist, Personal Trainer, Entrepreneur, mom of three..
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