That is what I CAN do. That is what will be most helpful. That is what can and will change the world. I cannot change every person. In fact, it has been my experience that people don't want to be told what to do and they don't like to be judged. Because I see that, I know the only thing I can do is be that which I desire for the world. I can BE the change ... I can BE the love, I can BE the compassionate person I think would create healing and peace.
And so in seeking the better way she began to see differently. Her view changed. Her perspective had changed. Her way to live in the world had changed. She didn't just accept those things that were unacceptable anymore, she looked for ways to make them better and for things that could change the world.
You are the one who decides. There isn't someone outside of you telling you, "you MUST progress in this EXACT way and if you don't you're a terrible bad person." There's just your own freedom to choose who you want to be and then either alignment with that or not.
Here's what's cool: I am more than this body. I am greater and bigger and grander than my physical appearance would suggest. I am (the energy of my soul is) MUCH older than 39 years old too. That is a tiny number when you're ageless and timeless. I understand that who I am doesn't bear too much resemblance to this 39 year old body and so worrying about this body "aging" ?? Not so much.
Do you want to be MORE than who you are today? Then everyday make those choices that align with a greater you. And keep making those choices knowing that as you do you are creating that future that you desire and it WILL be.
Something cool happens when you're fully present ... time goes away. It's almost as if there is a time warp and nothing else matters - there's only that one moment. Continually just the present.
And so when things arise that are not planned, I look at them and maybe roll my eyes, maybe mutter under my breath that "isn't this just dandy" and then I face the new track head on. Because the other choice is to resist what is, and that's insanity. It is there. I can't change that it is. Might as well live with it and have peace too.
There is something in each of us that is MEANT for us. Your only job is to find it and embrace it. Whatever it is, it doesn't matter. Do what you LOVE. When you do, your "job" won't be a job at all, instead it will be a gift you offer the world.
And so I continue to write and post positive affirmations and cliché quotes that are meant to inspire and I smile when people think it's over the top and I think "maybe it is, but I would rather offer this to the world than anything else." So I live my "positive" "cliché" "love is the answer" life and I love it, and I hope to inspire others to try it and see what it has to offer.
What a gift to learn something like this in a moment of frustration. It opened my eyes and my heart and opened his heart as well. When we were soft and open we were BOTH teachable and connected and it felt amazing.
Believe in the potential that exists in the "unseen" world and know that you can make that world seen if you have the courage to step outside of what you know and see and into the world of light.
Who you are, who you wish to be, what you admire in others ... these can all be the same! Just focus on those attributes which you think are beautiful, strong, and desirable, and then embrace them in your life. Cultivate them if you don't believe you currently have them. Look at the qualities in others and look for ways to integrate them into your own experience. You can be who you want to be. You can claim ANY beautiful qualities that you desire if you want to. Just choose who you want to be and then go for it. Become that person.