“When you feel angry, no matter how justified, you have chosen anger. You have abetted it. You say you want peace, yet who is it who has chosen anger? Did someone force you?
You feel that rights of yours have been infringed upon. And yet, when you feel angry, you have given up your right to peace. When you have been underestimated, and someone else’s opinion of themselves flaunted, you become a bull who sees a red cape. That is another way of saying you become unseeing. No one has more rights than you. No matter what another’s assumed position in life may be, no matter where they put you in their estimation, they do not have the say over you.
When you become angry, you must think they do. When you take affront, you have conceded something that was not yours to concede. Your worth is not negotiable. No one makes your worth more or less except as you accept their estimation of you. You, who disagree so vehemently with their appraisal, apparently agree that their appraisal means something, and so you dispute it.
When you feel lowered in someone’s estimation, it must be that you are listening more to someone else than you are listening to Me.”
Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”
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