Change is from within means that all positive and lasting change begins on the inside of an individual and works its way out.
How often do we sacrifice our own peace of mind in order to ‘attempt’ to please another?
When we do this, the only thing we are agreeing to is bowing to the will of another, and it will never please them, for they are about control, not about trying to shift perspective.
Never give up your right to be fully you. If your actions are not hurtful, harmful, or disrespectful … be you. Not someone else’s idea of what you should look like.
Today I was able to leave work a little early. I stopped by the local pizza parlor for 2 to go. Dinner was at 4pm and then I laid down for a nap. Ahhhh sweet relaxation. To have the ability to just lay down and sleep when one is sleepy is so nice. I woke at 6:30pm and had ice cream, this too is so nice, as now there is plenty of time left in the day to digest it before laying down once more.
It is time for the Full Blue Moon, March 31st. You may be feeling a little “Moonstruck” also. Remember to care for yourself this Easter holiday. You deserve the tender thoughtfulness that only you can gift yourself.
Divinity, in my mind, is about respect, compassion and honor. It doesn’t force itself on anyone. Instead, it sits back and allows people to live their lives as they wish, waiting for the time when they will be in a position to kick back and dwell in the afterlife of their choosing, the world they create.
Unfortunately, there are many who live in a constant state of chaos and ill will. They spin hurt and harm wherever they go, in all of its forms. This is the world many create, and when the body quits them, they will do everything they can to escape their fate. This includes butting in on other humans lives, trying to find an escape route into something more pleasant.
This could be why so many are behaving in such a brash manner, being completely selfish, for they are under the influence of these others who have realized too late their error.
Humanity is equipped with a will so strong it can overcome all obstacles, ALL of them, yet they often choose to be embraced, and then to return the embrace, of ill will. This is no excuse for bad behavior.
The bulk of energy spent in life should be given to self, as one fortifies their own mind in ability to withstand these attacks, and come back to center, stronger than before. There’s a difference between caring for self, and being selfish.
Anger is a serious issue. I know this is true … personal experience has brought all kinds of it to my mind and life, leaking into the lives of those around me. I also know it is choice which allows the release of it. The human will is strong and determined, whatever it is applied to will be.
The fate of the world really does lie in our hands, in our determination. Pain and anger will cause a person to retaliate, often upon those who had nothing to do with the creation of their pain. Many times, the ones we think cause our pain or anger, have only set our triggers of an underlying issue. Until this is dealt with, all people we deal with will eventually flip a trigger, and we’ll swim in pain and anger. Not only personally, but it will be inflicted into the world, causing the same ol’ same ol’ crap we’ve seen, over and over in its cycle.
Often it is the pity we have for those suffering which keeps us trapped in scenarios which are hurtful. The fact is, we are the most important factor in our lives. If we do not show sufficient compassion to our self, we will never be able to give proper care to anyone else … truth.
Here is the advice of one … people who suffer anger and pain ought to delve deep inside, find the cause and deal with it, heal it. Those who suffer at the hands of those in pain and anger … walk away, reclaim your energy and do not let it be used to flame the fire of this persons issue. Instead, harness it and use it to heal yourself.
Where attention goes, energy flows.
It’s time to starve out anger and pain.
It’s time to heal.
“Self Love ~ This is not lust behind you.”
Over time, throughout life, you may have been told that it is selfish to think of yourself before others, you may have been made to feel shame for doing so.
Shed that falsehood. It was only meant to control you.
Self love is not found in the opinion of what others have over your ‘appearance’ or ‘what you possess’. It is not found in the passion (lust) one may feel for you.
Self love comes from respecting yourself, from going within and discovering who you are. It comes from looking around at the people in your life and seeing whether they add to, or subtract from, the value you feel ought to be there. Not through ‘things’ but through actions.
Are you being assisted? Are the household chores shared? Who feeds the animals every night? Who cooks the dinner and cleans afterward? Laundry? Who changes the sheets on the bed? When every electronic gadget in the house is left on, whether in use or not, does this speak of caring about what the monthly bill will be? Does this carelessness show concern over the pocketbook and what is left for necessary purchases?
Look at the small things, the little things that add up to so much. Go deep into your heart and mind and see there what you find has true value.
A comparison I like to use is … seeds, or money (things)? When shtf, what do you suppose will have more value?
We see everywhere we look people marching for this and for that, attempting to “change” other peoples minds about a different number of subjects.
The truth is, we have better control over changing our own heart and mind, and this is often the most avoided method of altering the world reality.
When we say, “So and so is this or that”, we ought to ask our self, “Am I this or that?” Only by doing this will we better understand that we, and they, are not so different, and the opportunity for change becomes greater.
It is near impossible to change the heart and mind of another, but it is absolutely possible, and a necessity, to look deep into our own heart and mind, shifting all behaviors that do not benefit us, or the whole.
Leading by example is the most effective way to alter the course of our collective future.