“I can’t take this anymore!” wailed Genesis immediately upon arrival.
Ah man…not again…
“That woman is out of her freaking mind! I can’t stand to be around her any longer!”
“Okay. Okay,” I replied serenely, preparing myself. “Now tell me what happened.”
“My god, where to begin?! To think there was even a start to all this madness!”
“Alright, then let’s start by taking a deep breath. Can you do that for me?”
I had him take several deep breaths before I was willing to listen to anything he had to say. With his anger diminished, he was able to process his thoughts much easier, allowing me to understand his situation more accurately and thus allowing me to concentrate on granting him helpful advice… if possible.
“I see…” I said after hearing his story.
“Well?” he asked curiously. “What do you think?”
“Sounds like quite the dilemma for you,” commented Damion suddenly, chuckling. “Normally I’d enlighten you of other fish in the sea, but unfortunately for you, fate’s stuck you with the most complicated woman that’s ever existed.”
“I’m not stuck with her!” he retaliated. “I don’t have to be with her if I don’t want to be, and I sure as hell don’t want to be with that crazy woman!”
“Don’t be hasty. Her thorns may be sharp, but all the most beautiful flowers equip themselves with the strongest protection. Given the time and right amount of treatment, her true beauty will blossom at its finest.”
“I love how you guys keep assuming we’re ‘destined’ to be together. This whole plan was just about checking up on her and being a good friend, remember?”
“Oh right. Friends, hmp, right.”
“But now I’m not sure even that’s possible…”
“Don’t hasten your judgment just yet. There’s more in her than she’s been revealing. Keep treating her right and she’s bound to unveil her greatest nature.”
“Yes, indeed,” I agreed. “Just have patience with her. It’s clearly apparent she has her own battles going on inside, but don’t let that distract you from focusing on her true nature. There’s a beauty within her that’s buried beneath all her guards. However be wary of pushing these guards; they aren’t something to be rushed. Let her blossom on her own time. Express unconditional kindness and let the love you shine be her guide to the light.”
“That’s easier said than done,” he replied.
“I know you’re trying to help her but don’t forget that ‘to help’ means to think of others. Your intentions are pure but you’re going about it the wrong way. To help someone is not to control how they feel and act. You can’t force her to calm down; you can’t force her to have respect for who you are. You have to simply let go of all control; let go of any desire that makes you want to control this situation. Let go and let love be your guide. Only love can change a person’s heart.”
“So you’re saying I should put up with anything she throws at me and not react to it?”
“The easiest way to do this is to simply focus on her most beautiful nature. Look at her through love’s eyes. Look past her flaws and choose to see the true beauty that lies within her. There’s an incredible splendor buried deep within her heart that not even she can see; no one can see it! The true beauty of one’s heart can only be visible through the eyes of unconditional love.”
“If only it was as easy as it sounds.”
“It won’t get any easier, son. These kinds of things tend to get really complicated, but if you stick with it and never give up, the hardships will be worth it.”
“I can’t possibly imagine.”
“Rest assured it will, my son. You’ll understand soon enough.”