[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] I am the decisive element
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood
that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable
or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I
can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response
that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is
humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them
worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what
they are capable of becoming. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes
A divine friend of mine sent me this quote and it resonated with me over
the past few days more than ever. I have been working on a project over the
past couple of weeks that has been quite different to my norm. Just
yesterday I kept asking, "hey, what is the lesson here?" I asked it over
and over again as the challenges mount and the situation looked different
to what I had imagined, and then I thought of this quote, as I read it this
morning I thought that this is part of the answer! I am indeed the decisive
element! A Course of Miracles says that somehow we have this belief that
thinking and knowing that we are powerful beyond measure is arrogant but in
fact it is arrogant to think that we are not because we have been given the
power of choice and dominion to use any way we see fit, bestowed on no
other living creature on the planet but us humans. It is me to decide how
to respond to a situation and dramatic decisions does not have to mean high
So here I go today, me, oh powerful being bringing the sunshine, the joy
and the love! And yes, that can scare the pants off of me but hey, feel the
fear and do it anyway!
Thank you Divine G!
Today I am at the San Juan Public Library sharing lessons on the journey!
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