And YOUR value is the ultimate in the universe…
just like everyone else’s. 🙂
Yes, if you could just open your mind… and your heart… to realize that YOU are amazingly precious. Your value is Limitless!
But, so is everyone else’s. (No matter who they are or what present mental/ emotional/ physical dis-ease they suffer from.)
Those whose interactions fall within the label of “narcissism” share many traits. So do those who fall under any heading or label… and there are currently many categories of “big bad people” out there.
Just because they make life difficult… even extremely difficult… for many of us at times… does not make them any less of value. 🙂
Have you ever read a book without a plot?
What about seen a movie without a story?
Interesting pictures, perhaps, but…
did it hold your interest for long?
Have you ever jumped hurdles or maneuvered through an obstacle course? Have you ever had to perform for a deadline or brainstorm how to deal with tight parameters or “problems” either at work, home, or otherwise?
Playing a sport with no “opponent” would have little purpose, would it?
Though this post is not the one to “unseal” the dilemma of life and who “narcissists” are, I will hint that they are integrally important! To You! 🙂
Those who experience what is termed “narcissism” have much to learn from those of us who do not. But, just from the way you phrase the question implies that YOUR heart is hardened… probably in part from being wounded by those with “hard-hearts”/ “narcissists.” Understandable, yes, but Do You Really Want To Stay There?
You can throw away this thought if you want after you “try it on”:
If you can accept for a moment that “Mastery” of mortal life is the goal, and the *KEY* to “Mastery” is always being in control of your emotions while respecting your self fully and completely… AND all others likewise…
then that might throw a helpful spin on life,
and positively and profoundly affect how you interact with “narcissists.”
IF you are interacting with someone(s) who is unable to “understand” or “care to understand” others… then THEY are your “hurdle.”
How are you going to (while controlling your emotions and respecting yourself AND them… for the long-term)… HOW are you going to maneuver around or over or through that relationship?
You get stronger and wiser through the exercise of Your Heart. They offered you that work-out opportunity! Through graceful execution, you inch your way closer to your final successful challenge of mortality…. AND your “Master’s Degree” in emotional control!
They are here to HELP you!
Maybe it doesn’t feel that way at times…
and I know this from much personal experience myself…
But, in Truth, from an elevated and “Eternal” Perspective,
learning the curriculum that “cold-hearts” provide can help one who applies the *key* I mentioned above…
AND it can provide assistance to THEM by seeing how YOU deal with it.
One of my favorite stories involves a group of people who, likewise, had “Had Enough” with “wars and rumors of wars.” The individuals in this group had done enough “reps” in the exercise of their emotions that their hearts were filled with “love” and respect for others. All others. They decided together to make a commitment to bury their weapons and never harm anyone ever again. Ever! They lived peacefully together. Beautiful, precious story. But, like a movie without much of a plot, it got kind of “boring” after a while. One day, some excitement comes…. 🙂 On this particular day, this group who had pledged peace and kindness was attacked by another group who had generational vendettas. For decades, the ancestors of these people had warred and hated each other. Yet, now, this committed group, without weapons and with pure love in their hearts… when they saw the marauding army advancing, weapons engaged, hatred in their eyes… this committed group peacefully prostrated themselves face-down on the ground. Some of them had their heads sliced off. Some were wounded. BUT… many MORE of the marauders’ lives were changed. When they saw the meekness and the lack of retaliation in their “victims,” their hearts were PIERCED OPEN! They laid down their swords, wept bitter tears of remorse, and were tenderly entreated by their former “victims.” Indeed, their lives were powerfully changed. The members of this second group then went back to their culture and assisted in ITS change, healing and affecting those they interacted with.
Each group originally saw the other group as the “bad guys.” Everyone had reason to justify and condemn, judge and find the others “wrong.”
As you go through life, if YOU choose to categorize people, you can surely find something “bad” or “wrong” about anyone.
has there been a time that you didn’t understand another?
Maybe a time or two when you appeared to someone as un-caring?
Perhaps there can be a “moral” to the story… and to my post.
Perhaps as we see each other as a potential “teacher”… even an “obstacle”… Just perhaps we can dig down deep within our OWN heart and apply a calm-and-collected mind to figure out how to properly deal in each situation. Just perhaps we can gain victory over our own emotions, gaining confidence our self as we grow in our self-respect and respect for all others… even those big bad “narcissists.”
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.