The fires in Oregon are better, but not gone. Is there another insight that’s missing? Perhaps around the fact that all this hardship was caused by a teenage boy wanting to show off and tossing fireworks into the gorge?
You’re absolutely right. The one teenage boy causing so much trouble is the key to the insight. It’s like the tail wagging the dog. If someone (in the same level of reality as you are) thinks you are inadequate, it affects your self-image in a subtle way. If they don’t like you, it detracts from your ability to excel. The emotions others project on us, directly influence our lives. This has to change by not taking others opinions and reactions into consideration to guide your actions. This is contrary to the authentic expression of a master. By acting from your inspiration, rather than to “manage” others’ responses, puts you on the throne of self-sovereignty of your life.