As human beings,
we need to continuously work to become spiritually advanced as
much as we can. We need to pick the thorns that surround the
roses in our hearts. Three such thorns are: cynicism,
criticism and complaint.
fruitless verbosity that only satisfies our ego. It is in fact
an expression of our arrogance and to some extent narcissism.
It is dismissive and disdainful and hacks the humility in us.
The incisive words in which it is generally couched not only
deeply hurt the person they are directed at, they also portray
us as a harsh critic instead of a gentle well-wisher.
it is not constructive, is also an expression of our
continuous dislike for what is happening around us. We feel
elevated when we criticize others because this makes us feel
superior – whether we realize it or not. The best criticism is
self-criticism. Let us turn the telescope in picking the
faults of others towards our own selves. If each of us is able
to do this, the need for criticizing others may not even
about things beyond our control is like showing mistrust in
the grand scheme of things framed by the Almighty. It leads us
nowhere. It shows that we have not submitted to God’s will.
More often than not this attitude deprives us of the will to
even strive to alleviate those of our complaints which require
determination and self-effort.
Let us root out
these three evil C’s from our lives today!