You know what a loving compassionate person that you are. Being kind and generous comes with the risk of being taken for granted or even being taken advantage of. But for you, that is the risk that you take because living any other way feels wrong, maybe even immoral. That person who has hurt you doesn’t deserve your sympathy in their present state. You give all the time. You don’t want to give to them now. No one expects you to. But somewhere down the road in their evolution they are going to understand the horrific thing that they have done to you. They are going to be devastated by it. They are going to ask for your absolution; and you, being the gracious person that you are, will give it to them. THAT is what forgiving is; giving absolution before the person has realized its importance. Forgiveness is looking down the road when the person that hurts you asks to be relieved of their own burden, and you granting it. This frees you as well. This frees you by not waiting around for them to be ready to understand what they have done. Doing that only feels like being […]
We are energy beings. As such, we are most healthy when our energy is flowing outward. We tap into an infinite source as it emanates from us. That is how we maintain a balance and a perpetual flow. When we put the focus on ourselves too much, we drop the stream and so are not fed on the source as it flows through us. When the flow is introverted, we cut off from the infinite source within, and are now left to feed on outer energy. This is when we try to get sympathy and are angry when people don’t appreciate us. All that is needed is to revert the flow back outward. Start giving to others in small ways to prime the pump. Turn the flow back outward and slowly it will help you return to being satiated from within.
Recently I was walking through the local supermarket, which to me is a very spiritual place. I saw all the workers interacting with each other as a small community. There were people of each gender, all ages and races, interacting with the common goal of tending to the needs of the shoppers. In the deli department, I saw a teen boy playfully interacting with someone who could be his mother. It felt like he was getting a need met at work that he wasn’t maybe getting at home. That is how I felt about my first jobs in the service industry. It is such a rich opportunity for the youth of all ages to be part of a like-minded, like-hearted group of people. It shows the different ways people do things, and helps people get a different understanding of others. Some of my happiest times were of being a waitress. I got to walk up to absolute strangers and get a glimpse into their interactions…it was so entertaining. It made me love people even more. It was a priceless field study on humanity. So tiring, but so rewarding. If anyone is feeling alone, depressed, unloved, or undervalued, I highly recommend […]
I have taken up watching the national news recently. Not to see how bad things are, but to take note of the places, people and situations that are in urgent need of Love and then send it to them. Then I watch to see evidence of the Love being received. If you must watch the news, be proactive, and use this exercise to know where to send the love, and then send it!
What if our smallest kindness could uplift and support people on the other side of the world, who are fighting for quality of life and freedom? Even if there is an off-chance, a remote possibility of a correlation between us and them, isn’t it worth the risk to make the extra effort to be kind? If we do believe in our interconnectedness, shouldn’t we live in kindness with the same passion that they are risking their lives?