The choice is ours: To opt for positive, peaceful methods to create better understanding and oneness, thereby contributing to universal togetherness with compassion and surrender or to take a combative stand, giving the ego a free hand, causing unhappiness all around.
Archive for April, 2010
The most powerful tool for seeing the future is learning from the past. Today, before making a decision, recall the last time you were in a similar situation. Think about how it turned out. Then judge: what you can do differently this time?
The power of positive behavior can triumph over the power of negativity, while the power of negativity cannot win anything . The choice is always ours: To opt for positive, peaceful methods to create better understanding and oneness, thereby contributing to universal togetherness with compassion and consciousness or to take a combative stand, giving the ego a free hand, causing unhappiness all around.
Speech is the small change of silence.
I wish that one was mine, but I read it somewhere. Think about it. How many times do you talk just because you are uncomfortable or trying to fix or control?
There is great power in being quiet and letting someone have your total attention.
Today, shhhhhh. Hear people. Watch their expressions. Read in between their lines. See them.
Before you judge yourself for judging another, consider this: It’s a good thing this is happening because it’s activating something inside, some part of yourself that is crying out for correction.
Remember, you are surrounded by mirrors reflecting back what your soul needs to correct.
Today, don’t hate the mirror. Focus on what’s coming up for you. You’ll see that as you begin to work on your reaction and finding its hidden source the judgment will fall away and understanding will take its place.
We’re endowed with a mind and with free will. These allow us to consider the things that come into our consciousness, to think them over, try them out, see how they feel. We have an in-born conscience that helps us decipher right from wrong. We’re also endowed with an ability to think logically and to make deductions from what we already know or understand. If something doesn’t make logical sense then either you need more knowledge before making your decision or the thought is erroneous. There are no Good or Bad choices. Any choice we make will give us an experience that will enable us to judge how to do better next time. Every time we do that we grow in awareness and power. The trick is to have Trust and Faith and just do it. We are never given an opportunity for growth and awareness that we can not handle and find value in, that would be punishment, and existence doesn’t judge or punish. Free will means choice, learn from your choices, risk success.
It’s always easier to tell people what they want to hear. It’s often more comfortable to agree with someone, even if we disagree in our hearts. And since it can be equally frightening to confront painful truths about our own selves, our friends and family may feel compelled to tell us only what we want to hear.
Today when you need to tell the truth, have the courage to open your heart as well as your mouth. And when you need to hear the truth, have the wisdom to open your ears and close your mouth.
Friday, April 16
Your work here is to learn to be tolerant of others, no matter what. As difficult as that may be sometimes, patience comes to you quicker when you understand the Creator made someone a certain way in order to give that person an opportunity to change.
And the same thing was done for you, too.
Today, when you find it difficult to tolerate someone, remember you are no different than that person. You also have much to correct, and therefore it is wise to be compassionate and accepting.