I life, there are a lot of things that seem like they need to be dealt with. The need to correct a child perhaps, that is not exact in their wording or understanding of a situation when in reality they may be far a head of their peers in even grasping a basic concept. When constructive criticism is coming our way and not all of the facts are correct yet the overall message in on point or in the right direction. The temptation exists to correct when nothing good will come of it.
Eating crow can be a hard thing to take at times and we may grasp at small truths to shield our pride from injury or reality.
Troubled skies can intimidate us into defense mode when letting go and listening could in fact be our savior. A particular book I have referred to in the past brings so much to the table here.
“Don't take anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering” Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements.
I guess it's safe to say one thing that really get's me is when I make mistakes because I am worrying about making mistakes.
Here is the challenge I give you. Can you take one day and in simple joy participate and separate yourself from making it personal? In other words, be a participant without blaming yourself? Can you participate without blaming others? Can you participate without blaming? Personal investment without making or taking things personal is a real challenge and yet that is what separates the "Enlightened Masters" from the masses.
My instincts tell me that there is war brewing and soon the world will be embroiled in another one that is bigger than the regional or cultural wars we see all over the news. The only way that war will end for our race and species is when we no longer tolerate those who must make themselves more important than the lives and peace of others or who feel they must exercise dominion over others. Yet with what is going on in the world today, it seems like we are so far off from that goal. The only way we stand a chance of success is first to realize the change within us. We must first be the change we want to see in others.
I pray for the well being of our world and our race. I wish for peace for you and those around you. I pray that peace will become the cornerstone of humanity and that love will become the law and not the exception.
With my whole soul, I pray for you.