I know someone who has cancer and I asked this person if he believed in God. There was so much hesitation that the answer was clear. I hold him up in light and love and ask for the best outcome for him, whatever that may be.
Anytime I get to wondering about what the future holds, I have to bring myself back to the NOW. Realizing I have no control over anyone or anything outside of myself, I can only take inspired actions . . . actions that I hope are for the highest good of all concerned. Sometimes that involves others; sometimes just me. Is this easy to say and hard to do? It sure is! But I believe it’s the way to a higher consciousness. We’re all going to have to get there somehow.
We are so conditioned to “react immediately” to someone or some thing that happens . . . that old knee-jerk reaction. When faced with a decision, what if we could just pull back and ask ourselves “what’s the answer that is for the highest good in this situation?” I think I’ll practice this more often.
Are we so conditioned to worry about what others think of us? If we are, is it our egos that bring that on? It’s the ego that brings on all the drama in our lives. And yet we can’t banish the ego. But we can ask it to take a short vacation sometimes and it will.
This all brings me to the story of the porcupine. I received this in an email from a dear friend. I don’t know who to give credit as to who wrote it, but it sure adds value to our lives just by reading it and getting the message:
It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.
After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.
The moral of the story is: