The task is tasting the “bitter cup” without becoming bitter. From time to time bad things happen, I wish they didn’t but they do. Sometimes people disappoint me. I prefer that everyone had good behavior but we’re all human and the world is not perfect.
When things go wrong what does it matter asking why, or getting mad, or wishing things were different? because after I say or do it it’s still gonna be the same, except that now I’m upset. The facts are that most things are out of my control, and *I* determine my happiness.
I can’t control most of what happens but I can control my response. Some facts are hard to know but it’s up to me whether or not I dwell on problems, or whether or not I let unfairness go, or whether or not I let what I don’t like be over there while I’m over here doing my thing.
In the end I want to be a loving person and that means being loving at all times, and to all people, and without any expectations. I’m not anyone other than me. What I do is my choice and I take full responsibility for my actions. I love this quote, “A flower doesn’t compare itself to the flower next to it it just blooms.”
December 7, 2020