Don’t miss this one – it may surprise you. Here’s a great way to approach achieving your Inner Peace. Read the whole text.
If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without alcohol,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then You Are Probably . . .
The Family Dog!
And you thought this was going to get all spiritual …
Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can’t eat it or play with it,
Pee on it and walk away!
When a dear friend shared this with me I laughed so hard. For all of you out there who ‘do the work’ (meaning people who are on a self-improvement or spiritual journey and walk-the-talk), my message to you is to lighten up and not always try so hard. I sometimes see people take their journey so seriously and talk constantly about the self-work they are doing, and I see them striving so hard for perfection. This constant striving only results in constant self-imposed disappointment because they are not ‘there’ yet. If you think about this, you will see that this striving equates to ‘not yet having’ or ‘lack’ in your life.
Notice and experience your human life. Live in the moment. Find ways to accept yourself and others. Yes, continuously learn and improve, but also find a balance just to ‘be’. Live, love and laugh.
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