Hello English Muse readers! Karen from A Simple Cup of Tea once again. This week I’ll be talking about choosing the good things.
I am a pretty positive person. I try to see the best in people and until proven otherwise I assume people are good. That doesn’t mean that nothing ever goes wrong in my life and that’s where things tend to go awry.
I’m not good at forgiving something. Or at least I have trouble with distinguishing forgiving and forgetting and so usually I don’t forgive things easily. Cue the following picture:
Yes. I felt a bit moronic too when I read this. Just a tad.
Because it really is that simple. Yet at the same time it totally isn’t. There are lots of reasons why we hold on to resentment, anger, a lousy job or an awful relationship. Lots of excuses for why we don’t choose the best for ourselves. We don’t want to hurt other people, we want to live up to people’s expectations, we got hurt and don’t want it to happen again.
The biggest factor in this however is fear. We are afraid of a myriad of things, we don’t want to get too far out of our comfort zone. Well, guess what darlin’, that’s where most of the magic happens.
In this light I want to close with a wonderful quote I used on my blog a couple of weeks ago:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
—-from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.
True. Truer. Most true.
I hope you had a lovely weekend and have a fabulous new week!