A lot of people value combat. Even in daily disputes. But combat consumes a lot of energy and doesn’t guarantee desirable outcomes. And just like judging or gossiping, anytime we combat others, we’re representing ourselves – not necessarily the situation or another person. When we yell, curse, throw, punch, or smite, we show the world who we are – not who anyone else is.
So, next time someone pushes your buttons, ruffles your feathers, or throws something right smack into your face, take pause and consider an alternative to combating their actions.
Consider ignoring them. Consider cleaning yourself off, holding yourself with dignity and grace, and simply ignoring them. Like they don’t even exist.
It’s pretty insulting really. And pretty powerful, too. Plus, you show the world that you’re not the same as that person. And you’re not an ignoramus. You’re you. And you choose to compassionately ignore anything that tries to combat you and your sense of peace.