Today I listened to an inspirational short talk on rejection. I believe rejection hits all of us between the eyes from time to time. I hate rejection. It works on my self esteem. Sometimes I get down right angry and want to confront those who may reject me. Yet, over the years I have learned something about rejection.
REJECTION REALLY HURTS
Remember this when someone else has been rejected for whatever reason.Offer them a shoulder, a listening ear, affirmation.
REJECTION MAKES US BITTER
I once heard an old black dancer talk about his days when racial prejudice kept him off Broadway. He finally got his chance at an older age. He emphatically warned others who suffer setbacks to not let bitterness creep in and take them over.
REJECTION TEACHES US
Every time I feel rejection my intuition forces me to dig deep into my soul and discover my weaknesses and the possibility that I inadvertently or intentionally caused the rejection.
Someone once declared that if you keep laying on you back, looking at the sky you will never learn to walk again.
ALLOW POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO FLOOD YOUR MIND
Our thinking is an energy source that cuts deep into our subconscious and the subconscious eventually plays itself out through the physical body and into reality. That's why we often scratch our inquisitive heads and wonder, "Why did I do that?" We do it because its so embedded in us we don't recognize its origin. Buy a good book on positive thinking. Allow it to cleanse your heart of all the negative thoughts you have embraced over the years. I've posted two below. Click on them and they will link you to Amazon.
Richard Rohr walks with ancient Catholic tradition emersed in strong meditative paractices. A significant place continues to exist for such ministry. Here is a synopsis from the editors:
In Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation, Rohr focuses on finding God in the depths of silence, and shares that the divine silence is more than the absence of noise. That silence has a life of its own, in which we are invited into its living presence, wholeness of being, and peace it brings. This silence can absorb paradoxes, contradictions, and the challenges of life, he says, connecting us with the great chain of being. Rohr adds that while different faiths use different languages and different words, all major religions have come at the mystery of God as a dynamic flow—God as communion, God as relationships. Silence then becomes that common place for all.
This book will inspire you and show that the peace of contemplation is not something just for monks, mystics, and those divorced from the worries of the world, but rather for all people who can quiet their own mind to listen in the silence.