August 5, 2016 4:50 PM
Today I grew angry. A couple pulled into my perfect spot, parked their big RV 15 feet from my rig and mat and chair and awning, and began setting up camp. They didn’t ask if it was okay, or if I minded. They didn’t come over and greet me.
They wouldn’t even meet my eye.
I asked myself, “How should I handle this from the TaoGod(I) Aspect?”
I simply broke camp and left. I was angry for a few minutes but then I found my way through.
It’s not perfect, but it worked:
I viewed the situation impersonally.
I didn’t try to get in their heads. I didn’t make excuses for them. I didn’t say to myself, “They should follow my rules.”
In my mind, I made them as impersonal as a flash flood, or a dying tree that was threatening to fall on my rig. Nothing human. Nothing conscious. Nothing intentional. Nothing ego-based. Just an impersonal situation. A reason to move on.
It’s not perfect. It’s kind of cold, but it’s better than the anger that arose. The anger I had no control of.
Thinking back on it now, I’m still not angry. So it must have worked.
It was a sweet camp, but it reminded me of something I wrote long ago…
From Seeing Clearly:
If you own what others desire—sleep lightly.
Man has always placed value
On what is difficult to obtain.
Who knows why?
But possessing a thing of value
Has a hidden cost.
When you own what others desire,
You must protect it,
Hide it from sight,
Secure its safety,
Be suspicious of strangers,
And cautious of your friends.
You must keep your guard up
And your weapons ready,
For that inevitable attack
Upon your house.
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