Every experience in life allows me to see more clearly, by showing me what is or isn't me.
Nothing outside of me is choosing for me ... every minute of every day I am the one with ALL the power.
When you shift your focus onto the things that inspire you, that bring you light and love and rejuvenate the cells of your body, you're embracing the stuff that matters, the stuff that counts, the things that ARE helping you. Bit by bit you are fine tuning the energy of your being.
The challenging experiences in our lives serve us. They allow us to know more and see more, and in those we are able to become more of who we truly are.
Life is much easier for me when I am focused on what IS. When I'm truthful about what is before me, even if it's not the most desirable experience, it allows me to deal with it in a real way that helps me learn from it more quickly. When I have learned the lesson, it "goes away."
I imagine the moments that I'm out of alignment HS is hitting that red flashing "WARNING! STOP!" button just to help ME. Those moments that there is dissonance are there to help me see more clearly. The peace is alignment. Absence of peace is NOT ALIGNMENT (the warning button). When there is an absence of peace all I need to do is acknowledge that absence and then LOOK FOR THE PEACE.
My greatest most important job then, as a parent, as a human, is to help my children and others see how they are responsible for their world and their thoughts and then to teach them the practical ways they can learn to live a healthier happier life.
I am clarity. I am one with the brilliant shining sun and the window that I see through is maybe smudged and dirty, but I can understand that it's just life that smudges the window and life doesn't define me. I am greater and bigger than the smudges.
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.
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.