Did you ever stop to wonder about the nature and real essence of benefits?
What are "benefits"?
What's the nature of this?
A lot of people don't understand what benefits are.
They think benefiting someone is okay when it's for the detriment, or for the sacrifice ,of someone else.
And that is just SO not true.
Benefits, first of all, happen and manifest when everybody benefits - when something is for the good and the best for all people involved in a situation.
What are not beneficial situations?
It is so not aligned with the truth.
And the interesting thing is - this situation isn't benefiting you, obviously, but it's not benefiting the other person either!
If they're asking too much of you, or of other people, and you witness that kind of emotional abuse and don't really say anything, being complacent with it,
We usually have no idea how energy behaves when this kind of thing happens.
So we think being diplomatic is the most beneficial thing to do, but that's the exact opposite of a benefit.
It's a distortion.
It is an imbalance of energy.
It's not what gets you out of your comfort zone.
On the contrary.
And then... you're not defying your comfort zone.
You're reaffirming it.
So just pay close attention to this.
Start putting your focus in situations that involve "draining people" - people who will only do what they want (you can call them takers if you will).
The reason there are takers is that we are unaware of the real nature and essence of benefits.
a benefit exists when everybody benefits.
It's for the good of everyone and no one gets hurt or drained in the process.
If someone is being wounded, or is doing something they hate, or something that's not aligned with their truth,
It's an imbalanced situation disguised as a diplomatic situation.
So don't hurt yourself in the process of interacting with takers.
There's a video about the Ahimsa principle in Yoga that I recorded way back, years ago, that you can check out in our YouTube channel too.
Another consequence of this distorted idea of benefiting, or sacrificing self for others, is total martyrdom. And
People who take pride in being martyrs have a sophisticated way of feeding their egos.
It's the image of a martyr. The distorted, unhealthy ego can create all kinds of sophisticated mechanisms and instruments to fool us into thinking we are doing this for the good of all involved,
So benefits are very aligned with the truth of life.
Don't get me wrong - love is an amazing, beautiful, wonderful energy. We need it. We cannot ever discard love.
But if you are 100% love and you don't balance that love with truth and wisdom, you're in trouble (that's the whole reason why offer A Course on Human Nature, by the way).
Truth does not take from love. It just brings a new energy that balances and coexists with it, which is wisdom coming from the higher mind- not just the beautiful spiritual heart, but also... the higher mind.
If you don't balance love with wisdom, your life is not going to be that great.
The nature of benefits is that everybody benefits from a situation and you don't want to hurt yourself in the process.
You want to wake them up a little bit and set healthy boundaries, which is such a powerful way to live your life in true connection and keep your focus on your purpose.
You can start setting healthy boundaries when you face these people (there's a whole chapter in my book Your Cardinal Connections and a video in my Youtube Channel explaining how you can start doing this ASAP).
Benefits are aligned with the truth, not just with love, and use healthy boundaries and discernment in order to create real, a true benefit for everybody involved - including the clueless takers.
This is what I wanted to share with you today.
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