Unless we are very, very careful, we doom each other by holding onto images of one another based on preconceptions that are in turn based on indifference to what is other than ourselves. – Anne Truitt
understand, not judge
We live amidst our own thoughts. Most of these thoughts are old, especially regarding how we view the other. Let’s see others with an eye on their magnificence and potential.
Today I AM thinking fresh thoughts about who others really are, not as I perceive them from my past…
Recommendation: Art of Being by Erich Fromm
An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other. – Adrienne Rich
A series taken from this thought-provoking website – www.brainpickings.org
An honorable relationship is about love, which is about truth. Both take courage. Both create something that’s beautiful and eternal. Certainly a worthy resolution for 2016…
Today I AM focused on creating strong and truthful relationships…
Recommendation: Notes from the Universe by Mike Dooley
If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
– Mother Teresa
Peace will come when we realize we’re extensions of one another, that we’re all part of God, drops in the same ocean, children of the same Mother and siblings much alike.
Today I AM practicing being a sibling to everyone I meet. I now know that we come from the same source.
Recommendation: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
It’s interesting to consider that when you disagree with someone, the person you are disagreeing with is every bit as certain of his or her position as you are of yours. – Richard Carlson
What if we tried to understand the other, instead of arguing our point-of-view? Are we always right? What if we are? Aren’t relationships more important?
Today I AM listening and understanding. I seek to deepen my relationships with others…
Recommendation: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
Be curious, not furious. – Vernon Howard
We should be curious about what makes us angry. We should become aware of our hot buttons. Curiosity is key, let’s remember to exercise that faculty!
Today I AM curious. I AM curious about what ticks me off. I AM curious about what makes me peaceful and more understanding. I AM becoming my own Master…
Recommendation: The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard
If you love people, they will draw near you – you will have no difficulty in winning them. – The Urantia Papers (131:8.4)
The only real way to win people over is to love them. Genuinely and consistently. This technique never fails because it’s real and utilizes the very substance of the Universe.
Today I AM loving others without regard for whether they love me back or not. I love people by finding ways to like them, first. I AM a child of God.
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers
You can only succeed, you cannot fail. – Neale Donald Walsch
We are a success. No matter how our actions might fail. We as children of God cannot fail. This knowledge can help us make all the right decisions…
Today I AM succeeding as a son of God. I have nothing to worry about. Life is a blast and I AM loving it!!
Recommendation: The Storm Before the Calm by Neale Donald Walsch