When confronted with an unpleasant, unkind, or even horrible, painful experience, do we acknowledge it truthfully, reason it out, handle the issue, or do we just hide whatever it is under the rug?
Is it healthy to ignore the signs and hope that it all will work out at the end? Or is it better to confront the encounter once and for all with faith and courage?
Many times, what we see in this world, especially in our immediate surroundings, is not to our liking. We would do things differently, we say, but are our observations and opinions the correct ones?
We can observe and criticize and complain - or we can look at it and do something about it. A problem is only a challenge waiting to be solved.
But then, of course, there are situation that we cannot do anything about, or so it seems. What then?
I concluded that I must listen to myself carefully. How is my inner chatter? Is it hopeful and confident, filled with faith and cheerful expectations? Or is it tending toward the darkness of my imagination?
I decided that I must choose the words I speak and think wisely. Thinking is causative, and my thoughts and feelings will create my reality, good or bad.
Any situation can be handled if I am willing to take the time and carefully apply right and positive thought. In a matter of fact, it takes a lot of energy to stay negative. So why not turn it around and transform each challenge into an opportunity to grow and evolve? Negative events can turn into positive events when we see them as learning tools.
I must keep the faith, faith in the Allness of Good, faith that all will work out perfectly and I must forgive not only the ones I think have hurt me, but I must forgive myself. My little, brittle ego so easily hurt; forgive myself for the mistakes I’ve made over the years and love myself for the daily effort to correct them.
When we forgive (for+give), give from ourselves - and forget (for+get), we will get back our peace of mind. Only then will we return to our natural state, called harmony. Forgiveness is the generosity of the heart. Love is the answer.
And so, the journey continues: Being good, acting good, doing good, and being a factor in this Universal awareness that is growing and blossoming.
I will start with my own little world and this active loving goodness will spread throughout the Universe little by little. It will prove to me that the Allness of Good (God) exists, now and forever and has always been present. I just need to open my heart and my eyes – and act on it.