We are at a pivotal point in our great history. The time has come to stop pointing fingers and to start changing lives. Indifference has plagued our society and blame has spread like the deadliest cancer. It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others –
Today Is A New Day!
Today is the day we take charge and LEAD by EXAMPLE!
How could we condemn violence if we’re violent? Think about it, at the base of nearly every fear we have, violence is found. It’s simply not acceptable! It’s never someone else’s problem. Stop pointing and start acting! If you don’t like to see violence, let no one see it in you.
Why do we allow ourselves to be both victims and perpetrators of hate? Hate should never be a tenant in our hearts. Let us learn from our children who have not yet been taught to hate. Be quick to evict hate from the precious dwelling of your heart. If you don’t like to experience hate, find no hate within yourself.
We’re born free; free to think, to grow, and to love. Why would we ever allow this God-given gift to be taken from us? How could we ever choose to take it from another? To be controlled is to be a slave. If you don’t like to be controlled, never find yourself controlling anyone.
What good has impatience ever brought? It has only served as the mother of mistakes and the father of irritation. We need to learn and embrace patience. Patience is a holy key that will unlock the door to a more fulfilling life. Behind the blessed door of patience are found better parents, powerful teachers, great business men, wise masters, and a more compassionate world. Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto.
Would you like someone to disrespect your mother, father, son or daughter? Of course not, then why would we do it to someone else’s? For some reason, we have begun to think ourselves more worthy of respect than others. Sometimes we confuse our social class with something that actually exists, our humanity. We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God. We are all equal in the eyes of truth and love. It’s simple, if you want the respect of others, you must give them respect.
A life of happiness, peace, and love is all within our grasp. I know the questions are plentiful, but the answers are simple – that’s how God structured the universe. We each hold the key to A Better Today. What we must do is cure ourselves from the disease of blame and indifference and leap into the healthy arms of INTENT and ACTION.
BE the change you wish to see – you can do it!
Today Is A New Day!
© Steve Maraboli
From the book, “Life, the Truth, and Being Free”