The dictionary defines bitterness as shown below.
sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness.
“the lime juice imparts a slight bitterness”
sharpness, acidity, pungency, acridity, tartness, sourness, harshness, vinegariness, acerbity
anger and disappointment at being treated unfairly; resentment.
“he expressed bitterness over his dismissal without notice”
We are all human and all prone to bouts of emotion where we feel resentment toward a person/s or situation/s. Like anger, it eats us alive, yet it is one of the hardest emotions to overcome other than a broken heart.
I have to make a choice each time my unconscious throws a bitterness trigger into my current thoughts. I have to choose to feel that crappy feeling or redirect my mind to happier triggers. I can think of my dogs, I can think about taking a trip or baking someone a treat, the list goes on and on. The bitterness wants to sit like a gargoyle on my mind and make me loose productive time. I must choose to NOT let that happen.
No matter what your education, your level of wisdom achieved, level of enlightenment or your gentle temperament, we all have a trigger of bitterness that can slap us like a wet sponge in the face at any time of day or night. Deny it if you will. However, I choose to admit my human frailty and work on being able to overcome this demon-influenced behavior as fast as I can. I compete with myself on getting rid of it as fast as I can. I challenge myself to think grateful, joyful thoughts. Its so hard because unfair treatment by thoughtless, self righteous, parvenus can hurt forever.
Don’t berate yourself for being human. The person or situation my be ongoing for a lifetime. But our response to these triggers can be controlled by us. We can choose to think past it to more joyous thoughts. Choose wisely; your health and spirit depend on us to learn to do that.
I’m an old crone, and I still struggle with this one, because people choose to bring up these things like tortuous demons. I now avoid a lot of those people and I find live better. Do the things that help make our life and our thoughts better. The Universe intended us to be in a state of Joy and anything otherwise is our choice.
We send you love and light in all of your struggles and we wish you the joy of finding peace of spirit because you have learned to make better choices.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista