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Why is ressentment bad?
Wikipedia can explain this to us! :)
Ressentiment is a sense of hostility directed at that which one identifies as the cause of one's frustration, that is, an assignment of blame for one's frustration. The sense of weakness or inferiority and perhaps jealousy in the face of the "cause" generates a rejecting/justifying value system, or morality, which attacks or denies the perceived source of one's frustration. The ego creates an enemy in order to insulate itself from culpability.
In plain words, we experience that we have a free will. This is however not the case, and this sense of freedom that is what in psychology is called ego. So when something bad happens, the ego have to point out that it was not IT that caused the frustration. It is the primary source of all destructiveness we do. Because the determining factor of all choices we do is what identity we have, and what model of the world we have.
How do we dodge ressentment? And is in truth all things that happens 'necessary'? How do we love fate?
Alcoholics Anonymous claims that resentment is at the heart of all frustration and unhappiness.
"The Alcoholics Anonymous organization cites resentment as the number one offender, and one of the greatest threats to an alcoholic. Several of the Twelve Steps of AA involve identifying and dealing with resentment as part of the path toward recovery, including acknowledging one's own role in resentment and praying for the resentment to be taken away."
A Google search for A.A. and Resentment will get you tons of information on this topic:
How do we dodge ressentment?
The only way i know from what i experienced myself is trought psydellics like mushrooms.
This may sound crazy but the experience almost completely made my ego dissapear. Even after the trip i felt so incredebly good. In my opinion its was one of the most meaningfull experiences of my life. I think i will make a blog about that very soon.
Great point! I have been thinking about testing LSD and DMT. I do think that it is really effective, exactly for the reasons you are sayin. The key to fight of resentment I think is to don't take your intuition that you have a free will to seriously. I think that even if psychedelics can teach you lots of things about yourself. I would say that too have a strategy to come too this state without reliance on opioids would be epic and desirable.
Who is joining me to Peru and testing Ayahuasca ? :D
I'd be up for a trip to Peru but I honestly don't need psychedelics to be tripping balls.
I have a lot of experience with resentment because I have harbored a lot of it towards people that have hurt me. I think that learning to be more empathetic and seeing the other person's point of view has helped me.
:D NICE! Yes I don't see a contradiction however. As maybe you do.