Lately it seems like every week there is some new tragedy going on in the world. And it honestly breaks my heart to know that so many people can’t live in peace. It’s not about living a “fabulous” life, a life of riches and glamour and luxury. But just the blessing of living a quiet and peaceful life. I’m sad we don’t all have that. Most of us can’t even imagine the horror that so many people are experiencing all around the world. Hearing about everything that’s currently going on in the world really makes you think. You just never know what’s going to happen tomorrow.
With that in mind, all the resentments and anger and grievances you’re currently holding, is it really worth holding on to them? Do you really want to hurt someone’s feelings? Do you really want to ruin someone else’s day? Do you really want to say something nasty to make yourself feel superior? Do you really want to let your pride get the best of you? Would you rather be right, or happy? Think about it. What if their life was taken from them tomorrow, would you regret what you said to them or how you acted? So if it’s not worth being angry about in the face of everything that’s going on around the world, can’t you just let it go and set yourself and them free?
If someone really annoys you or really pisses you off or you have a really high strung opinion on someone, just leave it, eh? Sometimes we forget that that’s an option. But no matter what someone else says or does to you, we can simply let it go. It doesn’t have to bother you. You can just move on. Being angry with people, holding grudges – it’s not worth it. Do your best to make this world a more pleasant place for yourself and everyone else, especially considering how terrible situations are around the world at the moment. It’s just not necessary to be an awful person ANY DAY, but especially in the face of all the tragedies that have been going on around the world.
Just try to imagine for a second how desperate you’d have to be to feel that the only chance for your child to survive is to throw them out the window of the 20th floor – something that in any other situation you’d see as their certain death, something you’d NEVER do otherwise. Think about what that must feel like. And then tell me if it really matters that someone wasn’t nice to you, or talked shit about you, or didn’t act the way you wanted them to. Tell me if it’s worth it to hold grudges over things like that and thus put more negativity out into the world which is in dire need for more love. Just let it go babe. It’s not worth it. Trust me, you’ll feel so much better if you just forgive, forget, and move on.
Take a stand against your anger.
–A Course in Miracles
Look at the state of the world. Look at what people are going through every single day. Is it too much to ask of you to just swallow your pride and let the other person off the hook? Remember that happy people don’t go around hurting others. So if someone hurt you or upset you in any way, they’re fighting through their own internal battle. And that’s true for everyone by the way. Sadness and depression are part of the human experience. It’s not unique to you. Even the people who you think are living the happiest most perfect lives, they’re going through the same shitty things. We’re all in the same boat. And through our actions and our attitudes we can either make life for us and everyone else a whole lot easier, or a whole lot harder. What do you think is a better use for your time here on earth? What’s a better use of your energy and your breath? What kind of person do you want to be? Someone who makes others feel better, or someone who makes others feel awful? Why use your energy to spread negativity when you can use that same energy to spread love and compassion? It probably takes much less energy to forgive than it does to be angry.
Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
A Course in Miracles says, LITERALLY, forgiveness is the key to happiness! And that forgiveness offers everything I want. You’ve probably tried everything else already and it hasn’t worked, so why don’t you just try this for a change. Just as an experiment. Why don’t you just try what life feels like when you let everyone, including yourself, off the hook?
Negativity and other people’s egos are gonna try to lure you back in, but as long as you just keep forgiving, you’ll be safe. A Course in Miracles says, in my defenselessness my safety lies. Another way of saying that, which I’ve mentioned a lot on my blog, is to be a velcro for positivity, and a teflon for negativity. Let the positive experiences stick to you, don’t take them for granted, but really appreciate them and feel yourself getting filled with gratitude. And all the little negative moments of your day – just let them slide right off and move on!
If I defend myself I am attacked.
But in defenselessness I will be strong.
–A Course in Miracles
I can’t say it often enough. Just BE NICE. Be a good person. Why waste your life fostering negativity when you could also spend your life being a beacon of light that spreads love and positivity?
Thank you for reading!
There is a Child in you Who seeks His Father’s house, and knows that He is alien here. This childhood is eternal, with an innocence that will endure forever. Where this Child shall go is holy ground. It is His Holiness that lights up Heaven, and that brings to earth the pure reflection of the light above, wherein are earth and Heaven joined as one.
It is this Child in you your Father knows as His Own Son. It is this Child Who knows His Father. He desires to go home so deeply, so unceasingly, His voice cries unto you to let Him rest a while. He does not ask for more than just a few instants of respite; just an interval in which He can return to breathe again the holy air that fills His Father’s house. You are His home as well. He will return. But give Him just a little time to be Himself, within the peace that is His home, resting in silence and in peace and love.
This Child needs your protection. He is far from home. He is so little that He seems so easily shut out, His tiny voice so readily obscured, His call for help almost unheard amid the grating sounds and harsh and rasping noises of the world. Yet does He know that in you still abides His sure protection. You will fail Him not. He will go home, and you along with Him.
This Child is your defenselessness; your strength. He trusts in you. He came because He knew you would not fail. He whispers of His home unceasingly to you. For He would bring you back with Him, that He Himself might stay, and not return again where He does not belong, and where He lives an outcast in a world of alien thoughts. His patience has no limits. He will wait until you hear His gentle Voice within you, calling you to let Him go in peace, along with you, to where He is at home and you with Him.
–A Course in Miracles
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