"I'll be damned if I'll be a public utility.:
~HENRY R. LUCE
We're all so afraid of failure, especially if our short comings should be in any way public. That's why we seek moderation in so many things that we do. If we are committed to rediscovering what is important to us, we will recreate a system by which we can live, and not live out our days as a public or private utility.
We who do too much are, to a greater degree shamed based. I need to be aware that my failures teach me as much as my success, and that obsession with work masks my pain.
We all have hopes and dreams and wishes for things in our life. We wish
we had more money, more time for the things we love to do, or time for people we
love to be with. We wish we had better cars, better homes, more of this or that.
Too often we waste time wishing, hoping, praying and dreaming instead of doing
what needs to be done to actually acquire our desires. We are watching mindless televisions shows, playing games on the computer, surfing the lives of our friends and family on Facebook, or whatever we can find to do that distracts us from accomplishing what we really want in life. Perhaps it is fear, or lack of knowledge, lack of discipline or whatever. The truth is, it all boils down to the strength of your desires. When I was growing up, several phrases were repeated by my parents all the time. 1) “If you can conceive it in your mind and you can really believe it than you can achieve it.” 2) “Those who really want something find a way, those who don’t find an excuse.” and two of my favorite I
read in a Richard Bach's book…”The best way to avoid responsibility is to say “I have responsibilities” and possibly one of my all time favorites…
”Argue for your limitations and they are yours.”
So, the next time you notice yourself sitting there wishing, hoping or dreaming
about a better life or a better you; stop and look at yourself and see what YOU
are doing to create the life you love to live.
If you feel stuck in any area of your life it could very well be due
to a lack of forgiveness. Perhaps you are having trouble forgiving
someone else or yourself. It doesn't matter. Holding on to past
memories or "stories" is guaranteed to tie up your energy and
block your ability to attract what you want.
I struggled with forgiveness for many years because I believed
that if I forgave someone they would not receive the "just punishment"
they deserved for what they had done to me. But as I looked at that
belief I realized it was just that, a belief. In fact, it was just an
assumption and an illusion.
What I learned is that the universe will always seek balance and it
will deal with that person or situation in the appropriate way, even
if it that means letting them off the hook. The outcome in their life
has nothing to do with the outcome in my life unless I choose to
keep myself tied to it.
If you think about it, when you choose to forgive someone, it is nothing
more than an ego trip. When you say "I forgive you", what you are really
saying is you have some sort of hold over them. By saying "I forgive you",
you decree that you are pronouncing them "free" of your resentment. That
isn't forgiveness. That's an ego trip.
There is really nothing to forgive. What we call forgiveness is simply
letting go. It is not placing judgment on other people or yourself.
When you are truly conscious you realize that nothing "bad" or "wrong"
happened. You may judge it as "bad" or "wrong", but from the view of
ALL THAT IS what occurred is simply what occurred. It's over. It's done.
Because we believe something "bad" happened, we still think of ourselves
as being victimized no matter how much we try to forgive. So we are caught
up between two conflicting energies. One is to condemn and blame and the
other is to forgive. This is why we struggle with forgiveness.
However, when we are truly conscious we realize nothing "bad", "negative"
or "evil" happened at all. In fact, what happened didn't happen TO you but
FOR you. It happened to help you to awaken and grow. It was part of your
life lesson to bring you to where you are right now and to allow you to
let go of your "story" of victimization.
So if you are stuck in any area of your life, take a look at your unwillingness
to forgive yourself or others and just let it go! Realize there is nothing to forgive.
You just have to release it and move on.
Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation that you are
making progress - IF YOU LOOK FOR IT! No matter how large or small, please
record it in your Evidence Journal. It will only take a few moments and will
AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.
Truly Caring for Your Success!
Received from my friend Dr. Anthony
Ron RB Lake, CHt.
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