Hugging our Enemy
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Hugging Our Enemy –
I am not a hugger! Could be my social anxiety, could be the belief that hugging is reserved for special people and special occasions. It’s probably both.
I do however like the sentiments of this quote; “Hug your haters and kill them with kindness.” The first thing I like about it is that hugging and kindness are powerful. They will; “kill” our enemies. I don’t think they will literally kill a difficult, obstinate person, but by offering kindness in return for hatred, they will cease being our enemies.
The next bit of this quote I find worthy of reflection is the deliberate act of hugging of one who would never dream of embracing us. I find it humorous to imagine the look on an adversary’s face if just out of the blue you were to hug them. Might be a wonderful act of grace received or result in a punch in the face. Again, as understood above, to hug a hater is to metaphorically stop looking at them as an opponent and begin seeing them as a friend.
The quote puts the emphasis, action, intent, on us. We are to change the way we view those folks in our lives. Every enemy is a friend in waiting.
“I defeat my enemy by making them my friend.” Abraham Lincoln
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Posted on September 11, 2016, in Mindfulness and tagged #enemies, #friend, #friendship, #Hug, #hugger, #killthemwithkindness, #kindness, #life, #metaphorical, #quote, #wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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