Classic Motivational Moment…
One of Creation’s Greatest Miracles…YOU!
“In all the history of the world there was never anyone else exactly like you, and in all the infinity to come there will never be another you.”
Part of the challenge facing society is that there are still many people who are unsatisfied with themselves deep down inside. Many people tend to feel inadequate for something they did in their lives that was wrong or for something they never did and felt they should have done.
First of all, as the old saying goes, you cannot blame yourself for past errors; you are no longer the same person who made them and you cannot blame a person who does not exist. The same concept applies for the guilt of not doing something you feel you should have done.
This is the error of omission instead of the error of commission but that does not change the idea of allowing that past part of you to rest.
Too many people allow the ogre of the past to keep terrorizing their lives with feelings of anger, resentment, guilt and ashamedness. These same people think they must continually punish themselves because they feel that they deserve torment for decisions that were made by someone with less wisdom.
Stop beating yourself up for the past. No matter how painful it was or how poor of a decision you made, if you do not let go of it your life will be in the bondage of unnecessary emotional baggage. Everyone has made mistakes, some more severe than others, but learn from the mistakes and move on. However, it is important that you do not casually shrug off your indiscretions as meaningless. Realize what was not right so you can correct it in the future along with helping others to avoid
the same mistakes.
Another part of being able to accept yourself for who you are is the ability to accept others just as they are, along with their mistakes and imperfections. In the words of G.G. Jampolsky, “Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others, but by simply accepting them as they are. True acceptance is always without demands and expectations.” You already have plenty of personal challenges for yourself.
It is not necessary to take on the weight of another person’s emotional burdens as well. With close friends and loved ones though, some times it becomes difficult to deal with because a decision they might have made in the past indirectly affects you. This is when you have to exhibit true strength of character since dwelling on another person’s wrong doings creates havoc in your own life.
Concentrate on accepting yourself for the choices you have made in your life and the choices someone else has made, no matter how wrong or how right, will not be such an issue for you.
Since only God has a right to judge a person’s character, we have no business putting a label on someone even if we know every detail of their past. One of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite Bible quotations was, “Judge not that ye be not judged.” Have an extraordinary week filled with love and laughter!