HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL- Sept. 19, 2016-ACCEPTANCE
Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Administrative Assistant and Reiki Master Kali Meister
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
There are so many books about not sweating the small things in life, but honestly, why is that so important. Can you imagine the unhappiness of a person who is irritated by every little thing that “rubbed” them the wrong way? I imagine a person sitting in a mud puddle frowning toward the sky at the rain. What if instead of being bothered by this you allowed it to motivate you to shine your light into the Universe.
These little things are often excuses made by us to keep us in the comfort of not self-evaluating why things are bothering us. For some reason we as people will sit in a muddy puddle over facing the realization that we have legs to move us. But, we know the puddle, right? It is consistent. It is the unknown and uncertain that keep us being annoyed by the small things.
Maybe the true test of letting go of the small stuff is acknowledging that we are emotional beings, responding to that emotion, and then moving on.
Today’s Action: Acknowledge your emotion.
Give it a name: Frustration. Anger. Disappointment. You feel how you feel and you’re entitled to that. But take it a step further and observe the feeling, mentally and physically, with no judgement or analysis. This is the first step in bringing some awareness to whatever problem you are facing.
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