Today is the day … this is the moment … now is the time. No matter what has happened in the past it is gone. No matter how many “Shoulds”, opinions or control moves that others have tried to impose upon us … ultimately … these annoyances are residents of the past as well. The good news is that every new day … and every new breath … is another chance to let go of all of those yesterdays and begin anew.
There’s no denying that there are a lot of people in the world who live by the principle that in order for them to feel bigger they must make someone else feel smaller. Simultaneously there seem to be almost as many who feel that they deserve to be treated this way. I understand that position … I used to be one of them. Fortunately Capital “L” Life had other ideas about my deservability … and after many long roads … more hard lessons … and great friends and companions … I now understand Its point of view a whole lot better than I used to.
I have learned the hard way that no-one can force the lost and hurting people of the world to like themselves more … and as much as I wish it were different I can’t instill that internal knowing of their self-worth either. What each of us can do … however … is heal ourselves. In so doing we end up with fewer triggers … have oodles more patience and understanding – both with ourselves and others … and we become free to share our innate caring and affection with others in our lives. Life has taught me that the very first person that I need to love and respect is me … after that loving others is a piece of cake.
Godspeed and Joyful Journeying Everyone