We must be watchful of narcissistic anger if we are to remain balanced in the midst of attached concern for another’s well-being.
The Dalai Lama, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Desmond Tutu point out that it takes more than a sense of injustice and the righteousness of anger that often accompanies it to fight “the good fight;” it takes peace.
Even though we may comprehend the cause of suffering—even how pain can become suffering—there can remain beneath it all the righteous anger of the hungry ghost.
Gandhi reminds us our resistance needs not be passive, only non-violent. In any act of resistance we must remain vigilant of the difference between aggressive protection of those in need and the quality of hostility that may arise from impotent rage that lies uninvestigated beneath the level of awareness. A latency that can obscure the heart’s intuition for healing solutions."
Stephen Levin from Turning Toward the Mystery
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