If I am to be my Self in the world, I must be for others as well as myself. There is no other.
I am willing to be receptive to the Infinite Love of All. I am willing to understand how I must rise above the struggles and pains of the world. I am willing to rise again and again with each call for help, each outstretched hand. I am willing to be the one to choose to change. I offer my pain, suffering, guilt, and blame up for transformation, into the light of Love, that I may see and give only the light of Love always.
Welcome to day 40! Whew! How did you do? Did you make it through all 40 days? What a Journey it has been. I can’t say I’m sad to see this one in the rear view mirror (almost, anyway…after today). For the next 10 days, we rest, take care of ourselves, and assimilate this new level of awareness, understanding, and knowing that we have achieved by contemplating Worth for the past 40 days. Then we begin Journey of Healing! I am looking forward to Healing, and to giving myself some TLC after this Journey.
Ok let’s get this done!
You’ve heard the quote, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Today’s Guiding Thought takes that quote and extends it.
First, it gives a reason to care about being the change: because there is no other. In other words, all are equal to you–you being the change brings that change to All.
Second, it gives an aspiration for that change: the Infinite Love of All. What better goal is there for change than to become Infinite Love of and for All?
But then, it switches gears and conveys what you might be up against, what you might experience, as you work toward this goal. There is a lot of misery, sadness, loneliness, desperation, and lovelessness in the world today. These are what you are up against. Not to mention pettiness, deceit, and people who think they are happy only when others are more miserable than they are. In addition to these “biggies”, there are also simple misunderstandings, communication errors, and unintentional mistakes that can happen with friends and loved ones which can generate pains and struggles.
What happens when you encounter these? It has that solution, too: “I offer my pain, suffering, guilt, and blame up for transformation, into the light of Love…”
But what if it’s “not you”? What if the other person is the one being the bonehead? What if you’re the one who’s right? Why should you be the one to change?
There is no other. If you are to be your Self in the world, you must be for others as well as yourself.