There are certain ways that you can go through life:
- Run through it, paying attention to only those things that bring you pleasure. Ignoring or pushing out of your way anything that could or would attempt to get in your way.
- You can do the exact opposite … putting all your attention on what is in your way.
- Or you can experience life … confronting the things that are trying to get in your way, look at them for what they are (barriers) and move them or go around them and continue on your way focusing on what matters.
My advice … Dream big and never lose sight of those goals. That way I think the bumps in the road become a little more obvious.
In life you are usually faced with two decisions when dealing with other people that you disagree with or have some problem with.
1. Sit on your feelings and continue to feel that way. Usually this continues to grow as time passes.
2. Or have courage and talk to the person directly.
My suggestion is a little different:
Stop for a minute and look at the person (or visualize if you are not together at the moment) and find ONE thing that you like about them. Decide for yourself that you can come to an understanding with that person’s point of view. Then try to work it out, sure there might be some yelling or tears … but work it out.
In case you did not realize already YOU are more than just what you look at in the mirror.
You are a force that makes things happen and you create things for yourself and for others around you. You are powerful and you generate power.
That power or force is what makes LIFE.
This LIFE FORCE is divided up into 8 different directions. These 8 different forces are called the Dynamics of Life. I am going to break them down for you here:
That is Y O U. Whatever defines who you are.
This breaks down into SEX, CHILDREN and FAMILY
Your groups … school, work, church, sport team … and all the people you like to hang with.
All mankind of whatever race, color or creed
ALL L I F E … including animals, flowers, trees … if it is living and can die it is included in this dynamic.
The material or physical universe … the ground, buildings, bridges, cars, trains, planes, clothes, shoes (you get the point)
This is the power (spirit) that is you and I … that makes all LIFE.
I call it the Author of the Universe … others might call it God. This dynamics represents the allness of all.
Or check out the following link with further information on the Dynamics.
There is nothing wrong in seeing that something is out of place or being done the wrong way and needs to be corrected.
Don’t stand in judgement of that thing and criticize. To point out the faults in something only aids in making those faults stand out further.
Too often in life we become critical and ignore or use harsh words or attitudes towards a person in an attempt to bring about a change. Or worse tell someone else how we feel about that person or thing’s faults without talking to that person.
We all have our problems and I think the more we can work to improve our own problems and help where we can to improve the problems that we see around us we will help to make the world a better place.
There is an old saying “You have to clean out your own closet before you criticize another for not having their’s clean.”
Take a look next time you feel critical and see if there is something you can do to help or if there is something that you can improve in your own self.
“What is important is how much service you can give the world and how much you can get done and how much better you can make things. These are important things. These are all that are important. A bank account never measured the worth of a man. His ability to help measured his worth and that’s all. A bank account can assist one to help but where it ceases to do that it becomes useless.” L. Ron Hubbard
“Do not believe in anything merely because it is said, nor in traditions because they have been handed down from antiquity, nor in rumors as such: not in writings by sages because sages wrote them; not in fancies that we may suspect to have been inspired in us by a deva nor in inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption we may have made: nor in what seems to be an analogical necessity: nor in the mere authority of our teachers and masters.
Believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated by reason and conciousness.” – Buddah