Bullying And The Spiritual Journey...
I feel the need to write this as I think that bullying as part of a 'spiritual journey' does not seem to be very often touched upon. That may be because many targets would view such suffering as anything but an aid to spiritual progression. I, therefore, risk the anger of a few victims of bullying by writing this, but I think it is important to touch upon.
I have come to see my own mobbing experiences as all part of life's rich journey, a chance to grow into a better human being maybe, a chance to understand and empathise with others more and take that new-found knowledge with me into whatever lifetime may await beyond this one. And even if an individual doesn't believe in an afterlife, they can still apply their knowledge to the life they have now.
Some of you may not agree with such sentiments. But I do feel that, if there is any purpose to my life, the mobbing experiences have been part of that rich tapestry, however painful they have been to me. I don't want to 'un-know' what I have learned. Suffering for me can bring wisdom and experience, even if it leaves one with painful memories. If we only had happy memories, what good would that do? We would all be no more than like spoilt children who never really grew up.
I only say this because I read in the paper this week that scientists are in the process of developing a 'forgetfulness' pill; one which would help to block out painful and uncomfortable experiences in the individual's past. It is not clear at the moment how this 'forgetfulness' pill would work, and if it does, it may be very beneficial to some. For myself I would prefer to take with me what I have learned, and perhaps learn how to help others as much as I can. I'll end there for now.