People often say they are too depressed to do the things they want to do. But sometimes it’s because they haven’t done the things they want to do and have allowed their lives to stagnate that depression begins and gradually builds over time until the depression seems to be the cause of the inertia in their lives rather than the result of it.
The problem with Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, etc. is that we go out of our way on these particular days to be considerate, loving and grateful. And then the next day we revert back to being thoughtless, inconsiderate, unloving, taking our loved ones for granted, and being caught up in ourselves. As long as we relegate selfless acts of gratitude and love to a handful of days a year we can be sure that our world will continue to be a mockery of the heaven on earth it could be. Bottom line: Take time every day to find ways to enrich the lives of others. Take time every day to love ye one another. http://forgivetowin.com
The problem with many people who profess to be devout worshipers of their religion, whatever it might be, is that they fanatically and zealously worship their God, their Guru, their whatever, but don’t worship the message. They don’t apply the principles in their lives. They don’t walk the talk, they don’t practice what their religion preaches. A tragic mistake that gives religion a bad name and doesn’t move humanity forward, towards greater compassion, communication and cooperation, which is the ultimate purpose of religion in the first place.
The world needs forgiveness. The world needs each and every one of us to practice forgiveness in some form as best we can. Even if we are not able yet to turn the other cheek… Even if we are not able yet to bless our enemies… Even if we are not able yet to treat others as we wish to be treated… Even if we are not able yet to forgive and forget… Even if we are not able yet to let go of judgments, prejudices, resentments, grievances and jealousies…. It behooves each and every one of us to do the best we can today and every day to dislodge even a smidge of our anger and judgment by extending a forgiving thought to another. The world won’t become a better place with bullets or other forms of magic. It requires you and I making a conscious effort to extend compassion, acceptance and forgiveness despite any unwillingness to do so.
There are so many things we put off for another day. Take a moment today to think about these things. Decide to put at least one of these things into action today. Consider the possibility that when you surprise yourself by doing something different, the universe may return the favor.
It’s important to put your best foot forward but it’s also important to maintain balance which sometimes might demand that we simply put a foot forward, whether it be the best one or not, while attending to other equally important priorities.
Whether or not you believe spiritual principles can lead you towards material success of moving mountains proportions is an issue you’re entitled to debate. But it would be a mistake to debate whether or not your self-sabotaging behaviors are getting in the way of your success. Look at the stuff of your day. Look at the choices you make. Look at the things you do that either propel you forward or keep you stuck. Eliminating even one self-sabotaging behavior can be very empowering and self-actualizing. Do it now.