Here’s a very simple moral philosophy that you can follow: If what you’re about to say or do feels bad, then there is no way that it can you bring you anything good.
I told you it was simple. It’s so basic, that it can almost be overlooked. But I believe it is the best rule of thumb that you can follow in order to have the most consistent experience of happiness in your life.
Abraham Hicks says:
If you believe that something is good, and you do it, it benefits you. If you believe that something is bad, and you do it, it is a very detrimental experience. There is nothing that you can do that is worse for yourself than to do something that is inappropriate, so get clear and happy about whichever choice you make, because it is your contradiction that causes the majority of the contradiction in vibration.
So how do you know that you believe you are being inappropriate? You get that ping, that uncomfortable feeling, that warning – however slight – that maybe you shouldn’t do or say whatever you’re about to. That ping is coming from your heart. That ping is from your Inner Being, your connection to Source. It’s letting you know that what you’re about to do is not beneficial to you.
Like joking inappropriately. Why do you think you do it in a hush… quickly glancing to the left and right before laying it out? This is because your inner guidance is warning you that it is not in line with what you really want to be… which is loving.
Or, there is that defiant attitude. You get that bravado. That surge of adrenaline you feel, because you convince yourself that you’re being evocative. Who or what do you think you’re being defiant against?
You’re defying your own heart. You’re defying your inner guidance. You’re not fighting against anyone else “out there”. You are fighting against your own definition of morality. And why the hell would you want to fight against yourself? So really, you’re just being evocative against your own values. Poking at yourself while you go about poking fun of everyone around you.
And why are you attacking others, under the guise of humor?
Is it the defense tactic of having a strong offense? Thinking that if you make fun of others, criticizing them for their seeming differences from you, that it will protect you from being attacked first? Hey, it’s just humor. Everyone should just lighten up, while you degrade them for cheap laughs. Well… that logic seems pretty warped, and ultimately it only ends up making all involved feel like crap. By the way, “The best defense is a good offense” is the strategic offensive principal of war. Is that what you want? To be at war with the world?
Perhaps you feel like the world is at war with you. Well, here’s the key. The world will give you exactly what you give it. The world will look just like how you choose to see it.
So you may fool yourself into thinking that derogatory humor is a good time. But you need to ask yourself why you hesitate, or worse, harden your heart first, in order to brace yourself for being so reckless.
Going back to what Abraham Hicks stated: … If you believe that something is bad, and you do it, it is a very detrimental experience… Well, that is exactly why your heart sends you that ping! You may be fooling your mind into thinking a derogatory comment or joke is harmless, but you certainly are not fooling your heart. Your heart is the message center connected to your Inner Being. And it’s trying to protect you.
What if you tried listening to your heart more? If you do, then you just might find that you can be living a much more joyous experience. And your jokes will probably get better.
There is much love here for you. ~ FoxZM