The world is strategically arranged so that every person in our life and every situation presents us with this choice: we can either walk into a field of landmines, or flowers.
When we make negative judgments about ourselves and others, we send out negativity and situations explode. When we see the positive aspects of people and situations, we send out positivity and our relationships bloom. By choosing to see things in a positive light, we can inhabit a merciful, kind, and joyous world every day. Yehuda Berg
Some of us waste our time waiting for people to live up to our expectations.
We are so concerned about what others are doing that we don’t do anything ourselves.
Its not so important what others are up to; compared to what you are doing.
Focus on what you do, your work; Not on others. Everything outside of you is just someones opinion, isn’t it interesting how others think.
You can look at life like this: If you’re not now surrounded by laughing friends, taking amazing journeys, and constantly choosing between lots of fun things to do, it’s just because you haven’t gotten to that part yet.
Pride gets in the way when we tell ourselves that we are strong, and that we shouldn’t burden others with our problems. But these thoughts promote emptiness, isolation, and separation from others and from the source of all joy.
Learning to resist the temptation to retreat into isolation takes a little practice, but the result can be miraculous. By picking up the phone, visiting with a stranger at a coffee shop, or by helping someone in need, we break the cycle. These small proactive measures of engaging with others immediately reconnects us with the Light through them, and with the love of the universe.
The universe gives us challenges with people and situations as opportunities for growth. If we are constantly trying to manipulate the same people and situations, it’s because we believe that by running the show we will avoid suffering. By doing this we are unable to reap the benefits of the lessons intended for us.
If you keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again, you may feel like Bill Murray’s character in the movie Groundhog Day. In this case, it’s time to be proactive and make some new choices.
Real control comes when you learn to let go. When you cease trying to direct the show, you become open to clarity and vision. Surrendering to God can be dramatic. You can literally fall to your knees and Light flows in.
Sometimes surrendering is more subtle. It’s a smile and silence when someone says something you know is incorrect, but it doesn’t really matter. Surrendering is when you make a decision that you’d rather have peace than be right.
Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010
This story is something I heard while traveling around, and it’s such a powerful lesson that I believe it deserves repeating. I don’t know its origin, but if you do please email me and let me know.
Inside each of us two wolves are fighting. One wolf represents anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, and resentment. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, truth, and compassion. This same fight is going on inside of you, and me and every other person.
Which wolf will win?
The one you feed most.
Which wolf are you feeding today?
Passed on by Yehuda Berg