Serve the Soul, Not the Signal

personal development stoicism Aug 26, 2019
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When someone is celebrating an achievement or sharing a moment of joy, the signals sent are clear and easy to read.

When someone is anxious, angry, fearful, or suffering, the signals they send can be conflated, confusing, and conflicted.

When confronted or engaging with someone who's in anguish, it's easy to get sucked into reacting to those signals or rejecting them. A more compassionate approach is to not lose sight of the soul on the other side. A hurting human is sending those signals.

The suffering signal sender is an imperfect soul striving and struggling. Someone just like you.

These moments don't call for tough love. Theses are moments for practicing real love.

“Kindness is invincible, but only when it’s sincere, with no hypocrisy or faking. What can even the most vicious person do if you keep treating him with kindness and gently set him straight - if you get the chance correcting him cheerfully at the exact moment that he’s trying to do you harm.” — Marcus Aurelius

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