I'm grateful for forgiveness and patience today! I'm grateful for the interactions that have brought about this feeling. Over the last couple days I have noticed I have had less patience with others and my interactions have not been as positive as I would like them to be. Yes, it is important to set boundaries but it does not need to come from a place of judgement. And when I recognize that I am judging, I must also recognize that the trait or action bothering me in the other person is merely a reflection of a trait or fear in myself. So last night, feeling energetically drained I meditated on why it is that these interactions have resulted in my reacting impatiently. Today I forgive, not those whom I interacted with for they have not done wrong, but myself for the response I had to these interactions. I apologize to those with whom I was impatient. I'm grateful to have noticed my reactions and taken the time to sit with them. I'm grateful to know that even while I am growing and changing, I am always perfect. I'm grateful to recognize the perfection and beauty in others and to release any judgement I held. I'm grateful to recognize my own fears and judgements so I can release and forgive myself and move forward lighter and happier. Today, I am. And I am grateful! Is there someone in your life that you have felt irritated with lately? How can you release that irritation and move forward in love? What characteristic do they possess that you are not wanting to recognize in yourself? I know it can be hard to look at it that way at first. It is so much easier (or so we think) to blame the other person. In recognizing it, it really can free you. It is important to not turn that judgement around on yourself, however. We are all doing the best we can! It does not mean, if an interaction is unhealthy, that we should ignore issues and continue it. It simply means recognizing your role and, if necessary, loving both yourself and the other person enough to withdraw from the harmful situation. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this more in depth, feel free to email me. I am by no means a master but I walk each day giving my best, learning and loving. I'm grateful for each of you! Have a beautiful day!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.