It is so easy to have our peace invaded. We give up our own sense of calm at the drop of a hat. Or maybe at the drop of a cigarette butt or candy wrapper discarded on the sidewalk. “Litterer!” we might judge and feel indignant about it. We might feel superior to another whose habits do not match our own. Now I am not saying it is okay to litter, I am just asking if it is worth loosing your equanimity over it? Or because the person driving the car in front of you is slow? Or when something in the news is exasperating? Or someone arrives ten minutes late?
Just how important is it for you to stay with that which really matters. There you are, soaring like the blue butterfly, freely floating in the warm embrace of Divine Light, and then something trivial happens and you give it all up. You know you can make a choice. You can learn new responses. You can establish a peace that is not interrupted or bendable.
Think about this:
- If you can, count to ten before you react. Maybe it isn’t a new idea, but this is time tested wisdom.
- Ask yourself, is this worth loosing my sense of peace, reacting to it?
- You can react as usual, but as a witness. In other words, you might say, “Hey, please don’t throw your candy wrapper there.” at the same time as you let go of the outcome. You see yourself in a kind of play.
- You might spend time learning to meditate or recognizing that, while you meditate, you have a familiarity with your innermost being. Then, when agitation rises, you can easily send yourself right back to your peaceful place. You know that place so well, it feels like home to you.
Most of us are easily thrown off base. It does not have to be this way. Trust in your own Divine Wisdom of Kindness and Love. Always move outward from that very place and your life will be transformed.
Let me know what works for you.
With love and namaste, Deanne
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