what to overlook." William James
Sometimes, we as a people and as individuals make too much of a fuss about things that no fuss need be made of. In doing so we create our own dramas that can easily transform themselves into something more monstrous.
There is also the tendency among us to complain too much about some things and do too little to resolve those things or to avoid situations that give birth to the complaints. Imagine how effective a person or organization could be, if the amount of time and energy spent on necessary or unnecessary complaints was utilized to a more positive and productive end. Imagine how peaceful your mind or world could be, if there was less to complaints about you or less complaining done by you?
Think, feel listen, empathize and help others as best as possible but make it a point for a moment in time, not to complain about anything or engage in promoting any complaint or aiding and abetting the magnification of complaints. Make it a point to resolve what can be resolved and accommodate frustrating people and situations.
If you have hands and feet to drive to work, make it a point not to complain about the traffic
for there are those without the opportunity or privilege to be able to drive anywhere. If the traffic annoys you, make it a point to get up earlier than usual to avoid the traffic or accomodate it in your mind.
If what you hearon the radio while you drive to work offends you, no need to get mad or start complaining because you can simply change channels or switch the radio off. If what someone says to you at work or during the day sounds offensive respectfully communicate your disapproval or walk away from the annoying words.
If what you see offends thee and requires your attention, give it appropriate attention rather than let it become a complaint. If what you see is character, cultural or action that is norm to a particular group but not yourself, avert thy gaze and make no complaint because it does not coincide with your own practices or frame of mind.
This is not to say that life does not provide reasons for complaints. This is not to say that you should be passive about any given situation that requires action. It is to say that the ability to
avoid or override frustrating situation and or annoying people will grant you more peace of mind. The ability not to unnecessarily complain about what is, will allow you to provide yourself with the state of mind necessary to get you to `what can be' or `where you want to be'. The less complaints that you are building up in your mind, the more clutter free your mind is to take the right actions about the right things.
Wake up and try not to complain and see how it impacts the day for you or how much more productive use your mind and energy are. If you do have a valid and serious complaint about something or someone, make it to the right source and in the right way.
Have a wonderful stress free and productive day.