It was sad that the woman felt she had to brush it aside at the time on the grounds that to do otherwise would be "social suicide". Actually, I consider it would have been "social spring-cleaning".
But then, I'm a little bit weird like that: mostly I prefer to spend my social time with people I feel safe with, and like. I'm too old and crotchety to waste any more of my life on bad experiences that I can avoid.
That attitude of mine has probably got something to do with my growth path being "Karma Yoga" rather than "Bhakti Yoga" as well. I would much rather, for instance, that I was allowed to just settle down and get my life tasks done rather than have anyone seek to make me "feel special". 
So now, I will go clean out the cat litter :)
Oh - and by the way, I have also encountered women who are as invasive of privacy and presumptuous as the bloke I mentioned ...
Also, the negative karma created by such disrespectfully people does not necessarily mean they will come back in the gender of their victim and experience the same behaviour, but it does mean they will have a breach of what they would like to keep private, and feel affected by that.
As a final point, if you are in such a situation and wish to do something psychic and hold your peace because you don't want to commit "social suicide:, try projecting positive energy (e.g. a bright coloured light - NOT red! ) from your solar plexus chakra to theirs. It's something I've taught a few young people to use to in order to cope with bullies (with good results_.
Love, light, hugs and blessings
- Seeing red over ranga clangers, by Stephanie Saxton. The Age 21st October 2010 - see here.
- See here for my past post on this. The other forms of growth orientation were Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga.
- The reason for not using red is to not risk adding to any frustration or anger your attacker is experiencing: you want to them to calm down and back off, not to attack you more strongly.
- See here for more on one aspect of the recent debate on alcohol affected behaviour: sexual assaults ...
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Tags: growth orientation, karma, yoga, sexism, discrimination, society, socialisation, personal responsibility,
First published: Saturday 23rd October, 2010
Last edited: Sunday 24th October, 2010