“You might think I’m your enemy. But that don’t make you mine.” -Jack Johnson
As the saying goes, “it takes two to tango.”
People can vow to make our lives miserable, but their efforts are irrelevant unless we allow our inner state to become a vibrational match to their intentions.
Reality is objective, but our experience of it is subjective.
The world is not only composed of universal facts, but also of individual intentions, feelings, perceptions, and creative abilities.
We don’t get to choose the facts, but we do get to determine the net results yielded by our personal interactions with them.
People can choose to “give us hell”, but their mere ability to initiate a sequence of events doesn’t deprive us of our power to create the context which determines the identity, meaning, and impact of those events.
So, whether or not you’re my enemy, is entirely up to me. And whether or not I am yours, is entirely up to you.
No one gets to make that decision for you. No one gets to make that decision for me.
As one baseball umpire said to an angry coach who disagreed with his opinion about a wild curveball thrown by the opposing pitcher: “The fans call it like they see it, you call it like it is, but it ain’t nothing until I call it.”
We, not our self-proclaimed and wannabe “enemies”, get to make the final call.
And it ain’t nothing until we call it.
That’s T.K.’s Two Cents.