Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pick One

Today seems a very good day to share something that may just assist in your continuing path of Joy and Growth. Just in case you haven't yet uncovered it, or if you've forgotten. It is this:

It makes no difference whatsoever how anybody is flowing back at you. If you will realize this, you will completely release your defensive triggers. Because you cannot be defensive and appreciative at the same time. When you concentrate on appreciating, then appreciation comes right back. But you are really not looking for appreciation to come to you; you want the feeling of appreciation flowing through you.

This is a handy little tidbit, particularly if you are a People Pleaser. I know. I was once very concerned with what everyone did or did not like about me. I would go to great lengths to adjust who I was just to please "them". NOT a great way to live. Nor does this behavior lend well to one's true Joy. Because, as the saying goes, "you can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time".

Staying focused on the feeling of appreciation is a magnificent way to craft the life you wish to live. And you can craft your life however you want. That's why you're here. You didn't come to just muddle through, letting everyone else dictate how and why and what you "should" do. You came to be the magnificent Creator that you have always been. Without you, the Universe cannot expand. Without you, there would be no Universe. Don't believe me? Well then...perhaps it's time to break out the microscope and examine just how much of an affect you've had on the world around you. There are people whose lives you've touched in ways that you cannot even begin to comprehend. Your caring, your love, your kindnesses, have had an enormous impact on at least one person, doncha think? And since each of us is a part of the Whole, it would be easy to see how each of us is an essential part of the Universal expansion. Make sense?

Okay. Maybe this is a little bit of a stretch for you at the moment. But here's the thing: even if you don't buy it, even if you think that you don't matter (but you DO!!!), just think about how much better the feeling of appreciation is...as compared to the feeling of defensiveness.

I rest my case.

1 comment:

Merry ME said...

I love what you're saying these days. The words are just what I need. Thanks.