Living well may sound like the best revenge, however your vengeance may stop you from living well. Do you really want to stay a victim throughout this life?
We have all heard people use the phrase “Living well is the best revenge”. This phrase is often used to get people to get past their anger and frustration at the actions of another that seems to be victimizing them. There is a glimmer of good advice in part of this statement “Living well is the best revenge”, however that glimmer is quickly doused in the statement’s entirety. If a person follows this statement and by some act of luck or divine providence actually gains a superficial appearance of a good life while they do not get past the “revenge” part they are still living in a state self imposed victimhood.
Living well means living in a state of well being in all areas of one’s life. The statement “Living well is the best revenge” seems to by proxy only be concerned with material concerns. These material concerns I am referring to are more than money and possessions. The material concerns in this case would also refer to such areas as surface temporal harmonious relationships or temporal good physical health. These latter two may be harder, although not impossible, to achieve in a “Living well is the best revenge” quest.
Any of these material concerns may be able to be maintained for a brief period of time well holding onto a notion of achieving them either consciously or unconsciously for purposes of revenge, however eventually the disease of revenge allow the manifesting in your life of some blockage of flow of what you desire coming to you. This spiritual (for lack of a better word) aspect of revenge can not be ignored. I am not referring to dogmatic karma or reward and punishment scenarios, simply that if you hold your focus on such a negative thing as revenge it interferes with well being in all other areas of your life.
What we must remember is that living well is the purpose of life and not something to do in vengeance because you feel someone or group has harmed you in some way. It is better to seek a life of well being for the purpose of living a life of well being and unburden yourself from thoughts of revenge that you may somehow later associate with your personal well being. Doing such a thing will never bring you a lasting well being. What must be done when you feel vengeful anger is work through your thoughts of anger and revenge as naturally as possible without it dragging you into some further turmoil.
Release any guilt you have about having thoughts of revenge then move past those thoughts into more constructive thoughts then to living a life of personal well being because it is what is best for you to do for yourself as opposed to being a reaction to another.
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