We fill ourselves up with opinions and attachments and call them strength of character, strength of conviction and strength of concentration. In reality all we are doing is blocking ourselves from fully experiencing Love. Having a firm opinion can be positive, however, holding on to your ideas to the point of excluding others creates separation.
I suppose that was the notion of my youth. I bought into the messages of those around me. I also bought into the media’s messages about how I was suppose to live, what I was supposed to look like, how thin to be, and what I should have to be happy. I was young and didn’t know any better.I used to think life should be lived LARGE, in a BIG way with grandeur and opulence to even be worth living. To be somebody you had to “have it all.”
I drifted along day in and day out, all with good intention.
I found myself intending motion and finding a stillness of purpose.
As I sat in the still waters, bobbing aimlessly, I saw a distant beacon.
Beneath that beacon was a man, seeking guidance.
I called to him with good intention and he called back.
When did I ask you to judge me?
I choose not to judge you because I am not fully aware of your experience nor do I understand the undertakings of your soul and what lessons you seek to learn in this lifetime. Far be it for me to judge that which I have no knowledge of. Rather I choose to accept you just exactly as I find you and honor your journey. I know what you do is perfectly right for you. It may not be in alignment with my truth but certainly it is yours. I respect and honor that. I wish you well no matter your path.ur new blog post. Click here and start typing, or drag in elements from the top bar.
Time to 'fess up - I don't always practice what I preach. **gasp!!** I have always strongly resented people telling me who I should be, what I should believe, what I should do. "Should" is a nasty swear word that means that whatever you are, believe or do is WRONG. I believe in everyone having their own journey and their own beliefs, and their God given right to those, and I would never presume to judge the rightness or wrongness of their life. What I find myself overcoming now is a tendency to hear words of discomfort, pain, struggle, hurt, anger, fear, and a desire to immediately redirect the person, teach them there are other ways. So, I'm learning to not respond to the words I hear, and to allow the person to feel what they feel. I prefer to shine my own light, and if someone ASKS me for feedback then I'm happy to say how I overcame my own discomfort, pain, struggle, etc etc.