In many cases, even though I expect rapid results, the visible improvements do not show up right away and more patience is required. Faith runs short at times. I remind myself that I accumulated my way of thinking over a long period of time; and it will take time to change those thought habits and to unravel the emotions.
All of us have acquired many layers of unresolved thoughts and especially feelings. And so, we must keep digging and reasoning, and sooner or later we will see the progress of our mental labor. It only takes 51 percent to tip the scale to a more positive experience. We must not give up.
In my search, I acknowledge that it takes courage and strength to deal with everyday challenges. It takes wisdom and right reason to handle daily encounters appropriately. It takes kindness, compassion, mercy, and love to deal with people. It takes persistence and endurance to finish these tests.
Part of my exercise is to watch my inner melodrama, my thoughts, and feelings; it’s like watching a movie. I am the observer; I stay out of it— I don’t get lost in it. I just observe.
By getting involved in our own daily-life movie, we allow ourselves to become emotional and fuzzy. Only detachment from the challenge and neutrality will keep the mind clear.
I also remember that my ‘sense of’ is my awareness of what I believe to be true. It doesn’t mean it is true, it’s just that I believe it to be true. Truth is Truth, know it or not. But this ‘sense of’ Truth is also the light within me when applied correctly.
Through this reasoning process I am encouraged that I can easily overcome my challenges—which are opportunities to learn—because I already possess courage, strength, wisdom, right reason, kindness, love, persistence, and endurance. I must use these God-given qualities day in and day out. I must not falter. Neither should you.