After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you can really endure… that you are really strong, and you really do have worth.
~Veronica A. Shoffstall
This 3D realm is full of disturbances to our serenity. There are endless opportunities to complain about things we don’t have, people who do things we don’t like, places that we’d rather not be, or situations that make us uncomfortable. For the most part, we spend ridiculous amounts of energy doing just that – complaining about things we can’t change. This brings us nothing but restlessness, irritability, and discontent.
Armed with these negative vibrations, righteous indignation consumes us. We begin to fight everything and everyone. If only the world would behave the way it should…the way we want it to, then our Egos would be stroked and we could be happy. Our Egos convince us that being right is being happy.
When all else fails, our Egos convince us that we must change the people, places, things, and situations that are disagreeable to us. Rarely, if ever, is this possible. So, our Egos resort to survival mode, and our vibrations become dark and sinister.
But, there is always hope. We can change. We can change our perception. We can change our perspective. In order to do so, we must realize that everything is not always about us. Sometimes we need to just exit the stage, because our character isn’t even in the scene that our Egos have led us to believe we are in. Other times, when wisdom finally overcomes our Egos, we remove our costumes altogether and join the rest of the audience because we realize that we are not even in this performance.
Not every story is ours. Serenity comes from this realization.
- Ego (lailannhaynes.wordpress.com)
- Disarm (tinmaddog.wordpress.com)
- no ego. (dimitrisnowden.wordpress.com)
The Light is an infinite intelligence that knows exactly what you need at this moment. The Light draws from you through its magnetic nature. And, at the same time, by its radiant nature, it is radiating itself into you. It radiates into you from every angle possible. As it passes through you, it becomes exactly what you need. If what you need is hope, the Light will become that. If what you need is strength, the Light will become that. You do not even need to know what you need. The Light knows. Open yourself and your senses. Become aware of what the Light brings to you as it meets whatever the need of the moment is. Become blissfully aware of the moment. Breathe with Light and Love.
- Light (tinmaddog.wordpress.com)
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- Light You Are (nalonmit.wordpress.com)