“No one owes me anything,” is something I have believed for a long time.
They don’t have to buy products from me, they don’t have to be friends with me, they don’t have to take my calls or even like me. I’m not owed anything.
Every single thing in my world is a gift. Every friend I have. Every dollar. Every good day. They are all gifts
I L O V E looking at life this way because it causes my mind recognize the value of what I have and not take it for granted.
That’s what I’ve been thinking about on my morning adventure, making love to Boulder a little longer before I fly home. (I am so at home in this hippie town
I have so much, I feel overwhelmed sometimes with all of the good that constantly flows in my direction.
Sometimes it just comes effortlessly, other times not so much, but still it comes.
Good things happen to me and hard things too… but they also have gifts and teaching me things I had not learned yet.
Being grateful for everything, and taking time to list it out in my mind, erase expectations and just SEE WHAT IS puts me in a state of grace with life itself. Could this day get any better?
If you think people owe you something–more love, more money, more appreciation, an apology.
It means you are still outside sourcing important aspects of your life.
One thing I never hear from people who are connected to their own power is the story of how they believe someone owes them something.
They never talk about how they need an apology, a phone call back, or someone slighted them with money.
They are in the driver’s seat. They are connected to their own power and to God. They have so many great things going on, they live in a place where there is not lack.
Because they create so much for themselves, including emotionally, they don’t get “hurt” or perceive shortages from others. If a relationship doesn’t work for them, they simply change THEMSELVES and therefore they make sure they have a different experience.
Who are all the people that you feel haven’t given you enough?
What personal power have you given away to them? What are you still “waiting” to be given from another person so that you can be truly happy?
If you tell the truth, Resentment for them will turn into compassion for yourself, when you didn’t know what you were doing.
It is tempting to look at struggles or losses and say these things define us.
Challenges do not define us, they reveal us.
They deliver a compelling reason to strip the layers of ourselves–who we thought we were, the small plans we had for our lives, the selfishness we adored, the ego we’ve upheld…and un-do who we “are not,” giving us an opportunity to come naked before God and make a decision: choose to grow.
Then we see who WE are more clearly.
We see how STRONG we are; how good we are; how indomitable our will can be; how often we have chosen God, and how each day we have done our best with what we knew.
Challenges reveal who we are … to ourselves.
We come to know ourselves a little better and how much we are loved, and that God has been looking out for us, protecting, preserving and caring for us every day while we’ve been away at Earth School, even when we didn’t realize He was present.
Challenges allow our sight to open. If we choose to stay open and not shut down, we see so many things.