It’s an Eclipse

Today, let us take our minds away from the world’s craziness and see what we can see through the wonders of Mother Nature. I’m in SW New Hampshire so I won’t see what people in South Carolina will see, but it’s kind of exciting, isn’t it?

In unenlightened days people were frightened of these events, for they thought the gods were sending an omen or punishing them for not cutting off enough heads in sacrifice. How far we’ve come, right? Right? We, in modern days and times, believe it or not, have actually come to a point in which we can decide if something is worth fretting about. We focus so much on what’s wrong in our lives, in our country, in the world.

So many of us have taken sides with an “us against them” mentality. While I’ve been making a transition out of the fray over the last few years, and practicing remembering Do I want to be right or be at peace? once in a while I find myself falling into my old destructive habits and blaming the other party, group, or individuals. We have a tendency to immediately see how the other guy is contributing to the chaos. You! It’s you! It’s them! Look at what they’re doing and saying. They’re haters. I hate those haters! Shut them up!

I’ve got news for you. From a purely spiritual perspective, the act of resistance only brings me more of what I’m resisting. The more I focus on it, the more I will get of it. It’s a complete waste of time.

The only thing we ever have control over in this world is our own thinking and what we choose to do. The late metaphysics guru Dr. Wayne Dyer said “Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” WE have the power over our own destiny by deciding how we look at things around us. Not anyone or anything can put down obstacles to thwart me. No words, no discouragement from others, no other groups or individuals have control over me. I am completely free to have the good I desire. That means every one of us on this planet! If I want the world to change, I must start with the person I see in the mirror. I need to make sure I’m not contributing to the act of being right, but contributing to the act of being at peace.

To stop the fretting and fighting does not mean letting go of the things that are important to me. If we stopped the fighting and arguing at who’s at fault, and focused on the solutions, that would be a monumental step in the right direction. It’s made a big difference in my personal life. That doesn’t mean fight over what the solutions should be. It means coming together, working together.

My focus from this day forward is to pay attention to what I’m thinking and doing. If even a few more people do that every day, what a better place this world will be. We are more powerful positive than we are negative.

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