“Love is always bestowed as a gift—freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.” Leo Buscaglia
Many times, we have an expectancy of what others should be or what they should do, especially with close friends and family members. However, it is not our place to judge or tell others what to do. “I know that!” you say, but do we always stick to this knowing? Or do we react emotionally and judgingly? Our responsibility is only to take care of our own selves and correct our own wrong thinking; I’m sure that should keep us busy for a while. I know it’s keeping me occupied…
When looking at other people, it is only our reaction to the other person that triggers a response in us that is either pleasant or disturbing. When confronted, it is imperative to know that the other person speaks from his or her own viewpoint, not necessarily from the truth. So why do we care what the other person thinks about us?
If we are like-minded individuals, we will automatically attract each other and enjoy each other’s company. If we are not like-minded, or on a similar frequency, we must let them go. We want to spend time with persons who are on our wavelength, don’t we?
Every aspect of our lives touches someone else by rippling out toward our family, friends, and those we come into contact with. They will feel the love we exude. Our immediate family living with us will appreciate the nurturing and support we are providing.
The good we experience comes from the good we give recognition to. It is our reflection, what we see in ourselves now. Therefore, we must watch our feelings toward people; it’s a multiplier. We must start thinking of ourselves as good and perfect. And we must think the same of others, despite all appearances. Let practice!