Every moment we have a choice to drop everything and fill the needs of those around us. Sometimes we aren't able to do that, and that's ok. Those times though that we are? We should do it. We should literally drop what we had in mind, like eating breakfast and writing a blog post, and drive to the park because the kids wanted and needed it. We can look at the world around us and say to ourselves, "is there a need I am able to fill?" and then fill the need when we're able. Doing this brings a joy to life that is unmatched and not attained in any other way.
You cannot gauge your pathway based upon another's. You cannot compare yourself to your neighbor and think that is the way to know whether or not you're "rightly" living ... the rightness of living comes in following the energy of your soul and the light within YOU. If it is joy, peace, and love to you? It is the way to your divine potential. --- That is it. That is the simple test ... the fruit of YOUR journey bringing you expansion.
I believe that as we focus on unity and let go of the need to control and make everyone fit into the box we believe they should fit into, we will bring about a healing and a change to the world that will cleanse and replenish and lift up and lighten and brighten and strengthen and make way for peace.
I could talk forever about this and the truth is you have to figure out your own gauge. You have to follow your own joy. You have to go toward the light within you. Your way to your divine potential is unique and individual and will be your own brand of joy. It won't look like my way, don't go MY way ... go the way that sets YOUR soul free.
As I was "walking" my heart rate down before I had to be home ... with 8 minutes to spare to take my daughter to middle school, I just felt this gratitude. I said to that "God Universe" space within me, "Thank you thank you thank you. I am grateful I can run, I am grateful the sun is shining, I am grateful I am continually sustained, and I am so grateful I see who I am. Thank you for helping me see."
Will she or even I get it "right" all of the time and never look at the negative? No. We're human. We will not be perfect, but we don't have to be perfect. We just have to be trying today to be better, to look higher, to see the love instead of the hate, and to focus on all that fills us with light instead of dwelling on the garbage. In trying each day to be a little more positive than the day before, a little kinder, a little gentler, a little more loving, a little more thoughtful we are doing what we can.
We were created to LOVE! We were created to expand JOY in the world around us. We were created to appreciate and enjoy the world that is full of beauty and awe inspiring miraculous sights. God, Universe, Existence, the source of all that is IS love. That is the nature of that which created us. And creation is expansion of oneself ... God expanded to create each of us and it was an expansion of love. ... We are each love too. That is OUR nature.
Be open. ASK for guidance. LOOK for it everywhere and at all times ... it will come when you least expect it and when it does it will change everything ... a change in PERSPECTIVE is a miracle in my book, and I am ALWAYS grateful for miracles. They come to me in perfect timing exactly when I need them. And in those miraculous moments of a shifted energy state, a changed perspective, or a lit spark within me - MY BEING EXPANDS.
The energy of my being is the way I can bring change to the world. That is it. As I live love, love is given more space in the world. As I live peace, peace becomes the "way" around me. As I offer healing, healing is present. My power lies in MY thoughts, MY actions, MY giving, MY energy. But in those, I AM able to change the world through always offering my ALL for goodness, light, truth, peace, love, and unity.