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VALUE OF REJECTION IN TERMS OF THE SOUL, ALSO SIMPLICITY AS A WAY TO HELP WITH CHAOS

VALUE OF REJECTION IN TERMS OF THE SOUL, ALSO SIMPLICITY AS A WAY TO HELP WITH CHAOS

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HOW REJECTION FROM OTHERS CAN INCREASE YOUR AUTHENTICITY AND ALSO HOW FOLLOWING ESSENTIALS CAN AID WHEN CONFUSION IS ALL AROUND
HOW REJECTION FROM OTHERS CAN INCREASE YOUR AUTHENTICITY AND ALSO HOW FOLLOWING ESSENTIALS CAN AID WHEN CONFUSION IS ALL AROUND

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i was just thinking aloud about the value of not being liked for some reason - hated, even

, ridiculed, avoided and rejected. when you have this happen for whatever reason, you know that whatever good you do or kindness you show is genuine. not to impress people. purely for God and for the people you are helping and caring about. i have been reading a lot of spiritual classics. it has been mentioned many times that being despised, or despising yourself, is of more value for your soul and for God. i know that loving yourself can bring you happiness, confidence and a desire to live and love others more. yet in terms of the soul and closeness with God, as the saints saw it, nothing else would do except being rejected by the world, or having trials, insults, misunderstanding. you had no choice but to turn more to God. to suffer these things for Him. and that God would choose to send these tribulations to certain souls for His own reason. people who have love, friendships, money, an easy or a good life, may tend to turn away from God, not need to pray or think of Him as often. it is through pain that we reach out for Him, through loneliness that we seek Him. much of what i read is absolutely true in my mind and in my experience. these things can work for your good, they can if not allow you to become a better more holy soul, at least give you sincerity in regards to your good works. you no longer do them to impress people or make them care for you. if you have done that in the past, and many of us find that way too easy, being rejected constantly or shunned in some fashion forces you to be honest in how you behave and in what you choose to say and do. so when you do help somebody or perform a kind or noble deed, you do it from your heart and for God and the person. a lot of things you may feel are horrible circumstances can serve to strengthen you and bless you in the future, in an interior sense definitely. you may not understand this right away, and many of us grow very slowly, hardly noticing the changes. but they do come. bring everything down to the essentials. i thought as well, great advice. when you are confused about things, who or what you really are, what is going in inside you or in your life - just remember the simple rules. love God, or try to, have faith, pray, be good when you can, do good when you can, do no harm if you can. you can think of other rules, principles, but for me, it is all the same. whether you are this kind of soul, that kind, your temperament is one way or another - it does not matter. these principles remain the same for us all. you can fill in the details the specifics as you wish in your own life, just follow simplicity. simplicity ends the confusion and chaos inside. so does certainty, turning to the absolutes, the truths, the lasting eternal matters.

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