Due to recent events I've experienced; the phrase "Feeding Them With A Long Handle Spoon" was mentioned by a co-worker. I quickly agreed to the statement without hesitation. On second glance, I was convicted to define this age old saying that I have so frequently uttered and misinterpreted in the past. Since I have been evolving into a conscious state of being and applying right knowledge and overstanding in my actions; I MUST not just assume that what I say or do is correct or accurate. I MUST know they are. I have lived a lifetime through OTHERS thoughts, definition, experiences, and programming that has gone against the grain of my true Nature as a Spiritual Being. This irresponsible and lazy decision making had cause me considerable pain and misfortune over the years.
TO FEED: TO SUPPLY WITH NOURISHMENT; TO SATISFY, MINISTER TO; GRATIFY 2. TO PROVIDE WITH THE NECESSARY MATERIALS FOR DEVELOPMENT, MAINTENANCE OR OPERATION.)
For me to "feed" something or somebody is to keep me connected physical or emotional to that/who I have decided to keep a distant between, hence the "Long Handle". Per the above definition I am gulity of nourishing someone that I obviously am not trying to have relations with. Fire needs air to survive and/or be affective. Fire can be used for warmth, cooking, boiling, sterilizing, etc. It also burns, destroy, kill, pollute, etc. In this scenario the second fire is what I am making reference too. The providing of air(feed) to someone who will "injure/burn/ hurt" me if I continue to stay connected to them by "Feeding Them With A Long Handle Spoon".
I found FOR ME; that it is more conducive that I disconnect as much as possible; if not completely from anyone or anything that will cause me harm. Their presence or actions may cause me to act out in a negative manner, even when I know better. All because I did not separate myself, when the opportunity has arisen with facts and evidence that the future & outcome can be damaging; if continued. Wisdom will be the deciding factor of when and how to do so.
By: Erick "ThirdsEyeView" B.