There is a SOFT internal WISDOM inviting us to let the outward stuff spin itself away just for the moment while we take a breath and see if we are hungry or EXHAUSTED or need some FRESH air. I can CHOOSE to address my own needs before I go careening forward, or reacting, or trying to prove my point, or fix someone, or educate someone. Let everyone be WRONG for the moment, let the world be crazy. Just for this moment, see it as ABSURD, let it do what it does, and ask yourself “what do I REALLY want?”
If I could be the boss of the world, what would I bring about? PEACE? The allowance of CREATIVE EXPRESSION everywhere? JUSTICE for all? ENOUGH for everyone? It must start here. In my own life. I forget this daily. I remind myself daily, these days. I CAN NOT BE OF SERVICE TO ANYONE if I cannot serve myself with wisdom and compassion. If I cannot cultivate peace right here and now in this moment
– with a deep breath, and shifting in my seat so that I am more comfortable, and making sure that I am rested and eating what I love and what I know my body loves too –
if I cannot find or create for myself what I want for others, then I have nothing good to offer. The best way to save the world is to become what I want for it, to be an example of that.
Those that have changed the world in the deepest, most positive ways accepted peace and prosperity and ENOUGH-NESS for themselves, in their own lives first. Only then could they radiate that wisdom, that love, that POWER. Then they walk down the street and light everyone up that they pass.
Change is possible. Slow progress is better than no progress, as Leah Whitehorse says, and also better than fast change fueled by fear, anger or pride.
NOW IS THE TIME to shift attention from what is not working in the world and in my own life, and FOCUS on my strengths, focus on the ways that I am so fortunate, and STOP SCREWING AROUND with the people and situations and activities that do not nourish these strengths and blessings and highest aims. When I have regained my balance, I’ll be a benefit to all, effortlessly. I am continually amazed by the support that appears once I stop
fighting against everything, my own self, and discover the
that is at my core, the TRUE INTELLIGENCE
the same that is at your core also. Cheers to this!