In a world where false information spreads faster than spilled milk, it is hard to see our truth in Spirit. Knowing and believing the truth of who I am can bring positive changes in our lives and those around us.
As a spiritual practitioner, I work with clients to help them find the truth about themselves. So often, when dealing with a stressful situation, we lose sight of the truth of who we are.
I am not immune to this, even though I have been taught to help others through this.
Just last week, I was talking with a group of friends on a committee. We are all older adults. One gal, in particular, is facing some serious health challenges. We all spent time encouraging her, offering help, and assuring her she was a loved and valuable member of our community.
I concluded the discussion with the comment that now that we are getting older, we need to look after each other.
One of the members immediately responded, “Well, when I get older, I will think about that!” (or something very similar to what I remember).
Immediately, I realized that I was not looking at the truth of me. Of course, we are ALL getting older, but I don’t have to accept that my body or mind will deteriorate as I get older.
The comment has been on my mind all day. How can we know the truth about ourselves and then accept the reality of where we are in life?
Unfortunately, society tends to focus on the negative side of life or the facts of the moment. You see this in the news, on social media, and maybe even in casual conversation. On a personal level, I try not to focus on what I am not, what is wrong with me. Instead, I look at what I can do and what I have accomplished during my time on Earth.
Looking at the good I can do makes it easier to look back on difficult times and see what I learned going through these times. Every experience is a choice to learn and grow, especially in bad times!
Then there are always the times we regret our thoughts and actions. Sometimes we need help working through those times to throw out the garbage and find the gems hidden within.
Next time I want to beat myself up for something I did or didn’t do, I remember the truth of who I am. I am whole, perfect, and complete in my human form, doing my best. And I believe that about you as well!