Tuesday, May 28, 2013
WILLING TO CHANGE ONE"S BELIEF'S AND UNDERSTANDING THAT CHANGE IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
How would you describe yourself when it comes to regarding your beliefs and traditions? Would you say you are adamant in your beliefs? Or maybe even rigid in them? Or maybe you consider yourself flexible when it comes right down to it? I believe most of us are just so set in our beliefs and ways of living that we oft times argue our point of view in trying to get others to think and act as we do. Don't get me wrong, I do feel that one should be firm in their beliefs, but not so firm that they are not willing to alter or completely change the beliefs if more truth comes into their range of perception. I personally know folks who are so inflexible in their ways that they will not even listen to another's possibilities about how things really are. And I feel that is the reason so many folks are not really satisfied with their beliefs and ways of doing things. They just keep on believing the "old' things they have accepted as truth and if anyone does question them about it they just get a little self righteous and even indignant at times. I feel that all of us as human beings should keep an open mind about everything we allow to enter our sphere of thinking. You and I may not agree on everything but that still doesn't mean one of us is right and the other is wrong. All it really means is that we each perceive the same thing in a different light. But if one will be flexible enough to just consider that what we purpose as our truth isn't necessarily the same truth that another needs. My hope is that all of you are able to keep an open mind about everything that you believe, everything that you have read, heard, or seen, and that you are willing to change if the time comes when you feel it is the right thing to do. I know in my own personal experiences of this life that the greatest freedom I ever gained was when I realized I did not have to be "right". There is no right or wrong, only our perceptions of it is truly real. I will leave you with a quote from Lao-Tzu who once stated the following: "Men(women, children) are born soft and supple; Dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus, whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail." As I bid you a fond farewell may I once again remind you to try and do something nice for someone today. Become a part of life's solutions and walk with your head held high and your heart full of unconditional love for all. Also remember to be good to yourself and even better to those around you. "HUGS" to all of you amazing folks that I share this planet with. I wish for you and yours the very best of everything!