I really gave this some thought and realized that it’s not just about things that are not perfect, but the complaints include people who are not behaving the way I (we) expect them to. All in all, things are just not the way I (we) would like them to be. This person seems nice, but…The gardener didn’t clean the yard good enough…the store was out of so many things…and on and on!
Once sucked into the vortex of negativity, the mood darkens, it sets the tone for the day, and trouble is closely lurking around the corner. Why is it that we constantly find something that is not exactly to our liking? Should we accept the things as they are?
The above comment “Finding fault is finding trouble”, coined by W. W. Walter has stuck with me through the years. It’s a subtle reminder that our work is to stop finding fault in others, things, and situations, because when we do this “fault finding”, we are giving power to negativity. We see others and our environment as incomplete and less than good. The truth is, the errors of others aren’t our affairs and frankly, they are none of our business. Nevertheless, sometimes I continue to look deeper and deeper into the faults of others instead of keeping my focus on self. Yes, let’s be frank, I have enough to correct in myself. It keeps me busy!
The comforting thought, however, is that we are all in a state of unfoldment relative to our understanding of how Mind works. Our only duty is our daily mental work, practicing and striving to correct ourselves. We need to address all our habits. Good or bad, we need to look at them honestly. Then we can correct misconceptions within self and stay busy with our own unfoldment. Let us find the virtuous, not faulty – let us celebrate this everlasting goodness within!
With Love, ULRIKE