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Entitlement And Peace Of Mind
What are we entitled to? I don't know, but boy I get upset when I feel entitled to something, and someone interferes! That is not a very good reaction for someone working to become unconditionally loving and compassionate. Believe me, I know it. What could be causing me so much trouble you ask?
I have a parking spot on a public street that I feel entitled to and whenever someone parks there I cannot let it go. There is one particular neighbor that I am sure purposefully parks in "my space, " and it has been ruining the quality of my life! I know this is incredibly childish. What would I have done as a tribesman with a border dispute? Probably been dead, maybe was.
So, I finally did work through this important world problem. How? Not by trying to let go of my anger or even something as noble as becoming a more loving and compassionate person (though I still hope to). It is simple; I decided I was not entitled. Boy did that help a lot! So, if you cannot make it to sainthood, perhaps you can let go of some of your entitlement.