We hear so much talk these days about how we create our own realities. I believe to a large extent this is true and that we are responsible for our own lives and that we have an incredible power as human beings to create almost anything as long as we put in the effort. But here's the catch, we are co-creators of this reality, so what do we do when other people are impacting our lives in a negative way and we genuinely have no control over the situation? The only answer I can come up with here is acceptance and compassion.
I have been in a really happy place in my life the last couple of years but this past week has been filled with challenges, uncertainties, and stressors that are mostly out of my control. Today I feel sadness and fear at this reality. There is a temptation to run away from these feelings or push them away with emotional eating, distractions, and other unhealthy coping strategies.
Instead I am just allowing these feelings to be and reminding myself that it is okay to not be happy all the time and it okay to feel sad and scared by the the state of the world today. I've also been dealing with a lot of anger towards those whose ego bullshit is affecting my life. I keep reminding myself that not everyone is awake yet and that the actions of such people are mostly unconscious and coming from the lower states such as fear, anger, jealousy, and the need to feel in control.
Compassion. Compassion. Compassion. Rather than blame these people, hold them in compassion. They know not what they do.
Choose love. Choose compassion. Choose forgiveness. It takes courage and humility to be the bigger person. Remember that life is happening for you and not to you. All the struggles are for your soul's highest growth. You aren't given anything that you can't overcome.
Justice will prevail. Love always wins.
Just typing this out I feel more at peace with my current situation.
May peace be with all of you. Today I find joy in my daughter's smiles, laughs, and kisses and the feeling of the sun on my skin.
Here is a little video of Eliana swinging with my grandmother and laughing at my mom.