PREJUDICE

We all have our prejudices in life. We all have our likes and dislikes, and there is nothing wrong with that.

The problem is when we become deeply attached to that which we prefer and that which we are averse to. When we are compelled by our emotions to love or loathe.

In so doing, we are no longer in control, but have become slaves to our sentiments. They are the ones running the show, and we are merely the passengers.

The real insanity of this is that our emotions are so arbitrary. They come and go as they please, without us any the wiser. And yet we lie there transfixed by them, as if they are epistles sent from the Gods.

We are little more than animals in this regard, driven by urges and fears, wants and needs.

Reclaim your power! Detach and disengage. You are not your thoughts and feelings. Let them come, let them go, and be done with them.

Taking your prejudices as real is painful for all concerned.

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And for those of you who believe that you are on the receiving end of prejudice or discrimination … Welcome to reality. Rare is he or she who doesn’t feel discriminated or prejudiced against in some way.

But if it really does seem that way, that they really are attacking you for your colour or your beliefs or your sexuality, recognise that this is their issue not yours. So stop making it yours.

Whatever grievances or resentments you may have, let it go. It doesn’t serve or benefit you in any way. Let it go. “Well, that’s easy for you to say …” Yes, it is. Let it go. “But we’ve got to make up for everything they’ve done to us in the past …” You never will. Let it go.

Then, and only then, will their hold over you go.

 

© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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