I've been thinking a lot about life lately. We put so much pressure on our lives, so much seriousness, so much weight on our lives. It seems that life comes with a menu of fears, anxieties and what ifs. But, what if it doesn't have to be that way. What if we can live a life without so much pressure, without all of the fear and the guilt, without the weight? In reality we are all simply human, wanting the same things - friends, family, love, acceptance, understanding and forgiveness. Isn't that what really makes a full life? It's not the job, the money, the house, the car - the STUFF. The stuff doesn't remember us when we're gone. The stuff doesn't talk about our quirky smile or the funny way we used to fold a napkin. The stuff doesn't remember how much love we gave or how generous we were. The people in our lives do that.
When we realize that every person here on this earth is temporary, us included, we start to see what's really important. Our temporary stay is what has really got me thinking. Once we start to see this temporary status in everyone we start to see beyond the stuff. We start to see that we are all the same, with feelings, pain, troubles, fears, questions and needs. We see that everyone makes mistakes just like us and everyone deserves forgiveness for those mistakes. After all, aren't we all just trying to figure out this temporary life? Just trying to find our way through the forests, over the mountains and across the valleys?
Life is temporary for all of us. We need to spend our time in the right places. In the loving, accepting, caring and forgiving places. There should be no room for anything other than that. And with that we spend our short time here in joy. Without the pressure, without the weight, without so much fear, anxiety and pain. That's what I want. I want to float and I want to have fun and I want to share that.
Remembering that we are all temporary is helping me to get there. To this temporary life, I say thank you.
There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life. Two words which, when they pass your lips, will be the cause of bringing absolute joy and happiness to you. Two words that will create miracles in your life. Two words that will wipe out negativity. Two words that will bring you abundance in all things. Two words which, when uttered and sincerely felt, will summon all the forces and vibrations in the Universe to move all things for you. The only thing standing between you, happiness, and the life of your dreams is two words... THANK YOU!
- from The Secret Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne