Originally Posted by Sonoranbob
That brings me to my other concern about LOA. If everything is attracted to you by your thoughts, then why have any distaste or loathing for A or any other evil? Why seek justice, why guard against it, why have compassion, if it's truly generated by the victim?
This is deep thinking and is appreciated and ditto for the acknowledgement below. The brokeness has been my experience also. Eventually I felt my spirit was broken as in, I had no will left.
Like Maguru, my "A" experience has completely changed me and has also at least temporarily diminished and degraded me. It's not all for the good. There are things broken inside me that may or may not ever be made "good as new". I'm not even sure that they should be fixed, or that there is any point in doing so. I have spent 14 months processing my "A" and some aspects of it are resolved and some are not, and some may end up being too big to be digested in my natural lifetime for all I know.
It's just the way it is. ♥♥♥♥ happens. It is true that some responses to A are better than others, and I have some choice in the matter. Emphasizing those choices is intended to help, but it needs to be tempered with compassion and understanding.
Why do we judge responses as good or bad, better or worse? I believe responses are a natural reaction to a situation. Not chosen or contrived but natural. How else can we know the consequences of our actions?
I think you are too nice sometimes Bob and it bugs me.