“She is beautiful, but she has imperfections.”
“She has imperfections, but she is beautiful.”
Can you feel the difference? There are two sentences describing the same thing, the same person, just the accent is put differently – in the first case the imperfections are the more important, in the second one – the beauty. What we focus on, expands – life keeps bringing more and more of it. And, in fact, what we focus on is rarely our conscious choice, most often it is a way of thinking we learned unconsciously from others around us. But still, it shapes our lives.
Try a simple trick – make one day The Gratitude Day. Try to find all, even the smallest things you may be thankful for. Like a sunny day, a green light at a crossing, health, possibilities, freedom, a funny picture, nice people, a tasty meal, a beautiful sight – every detail, whatever you meet on your way. Just try to not judge “it is almost good, but…” – try to turn it into “it might be worse, I am truly grateful for…” Try to think and feel this way the entire day, like in a fun game, to do it the best way possible. The more engagement you put into that, the stronger is the outcome. Just try and see what happens then.
When we have one truth for self and the other for others, there is no Truth there.
When we have one truth for some people and the other for another ones – to conform to their opinions – there is no Truth there.
When we have one truth to tell someone into the eyes and the other one to tell behind their back, there is no Truth there.
When we have one truth to tell in the real world and another in the virtual world, there is no Truth there.
Where our truth depends on circumstances, there is something to hide; if we have something to hide, we do it of fear; and where fear lives, there is no room for Love. Truth and Love are siamese sisters.
We are honest not when we have never stolen anything (maybe we just haven’t any chance…) – we are honest when we tested ourselves and we know we don’t steal no matter how favorable opportunities we meet. Likewise we are truthful when we don’t break or distort our Truth for ego’s goals using arising circumstances, when we express ourselves the same way no matter who sees and listens to us, no matter where we are and what we do. Then we know who we are and we just are.