This blog is a bit of a switch from my usual, but it was what I was moved to write about, so I share it... Thanks for reading!
This is a snippet from my personal journal. I share it with you because I feel that it is important to do so. This entry stems from a comment I received in an email - that I was both stunned and hurt by. (Yes, if you cut me I do bleed, but I assure you my skin is much thicker than it was in the past!!) It seems as though people that I love are carrying on a conversation in the background about what I am doing with my life - but they haven't got all the facts - I know this because no one asked ME!! It seems as though I have fallen prey to gossip mongers - which is something that happens to all of us from time to time. Especially when we have chosen to pursue our dreams and they may be off the mainstream - off the beaten path - and going in a direction that others may feel is not in our best interests!
HOW DOES ANYONE ELSE KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST??
I absolutely despise being the topic of gossip. I find that gossip is something that people engage in when their lives are so small and cramped that they have run out of things to talk about. And gossip is hurtful most of the time, as people who engage in it are simply looking for things that are less favorable about someone else (it takes the spotlight off their own business) - and if they cant find something, they make it up - because they have amazing powers that enable them to predict certain doom, and they imagine the worst possible case scenario (usually untrue) and dramatize it and often like to share it - with everyone...
I stand by the following : If you don't have something positive to say - shut up!
The way I see it, if you are too afraid to step into living your dreams, that is your business - but no one that wants to be living their fullest dreamiest life wants to be bogged down in the miserable mire that you are stuck in...
'It takes zero courage to be a cynic' (I wish I knew where I learned that quote from because I use it often and I want to express my gratitude to the person who said it first! THANK YOU!)
So, that's the back story and my vent, leading up to my vent that I wrote out in my journal...
(and I learned long ago that it's perfectly okay to share stories about persons that you know because it is most likely that they will not bother to read anything that you have written anyway!)
And there is a gift to be had from all this gossipy bs - it teaches/reaffirms that I am perfect just the way I am - living my life from what my heart is calling me to do and remaining full of love for myself (despite the momentary funk that I found myself in) and I don't need anyone else to remind me how perfect I am - really! I will continue to take steps on the path of living my most wonderful life!
So, here's the journal entry...
' Once upon a time, young me saw a lady that she so much admired - because of the way that she gave to others - from her heart, selflessly and full of love. I wanted to be like that and I have spent my entire life striving to BE all about love, with all that I do.
For whatever reason, this woman that I imagined (maybe she did once exist for real) has become bitter as time passes. she said once that because she is old, she is going to tell it like she sees it... And that comment caused me to take a step back and shift how I see her - because now she is just plain MEAN!
As well, it caused me to ponder the 'tell it like I see it' attitude. Is that something that is good? Isn't it possible to always be kind in the words we use? Even if you tell it like you see it, can't you remain kind? OF COURSE!
Yes, if one is coming from LOVE - pure love - one will always find a way to be kind!
So, now, as the 50 year old me - I no longer aspire to follow the bitter, jaded and angry - that path isn't where I want to wander at all. Rather, I want to come from LOVE. I want to be kind, gentle and loving - always. I don't appreciate hurtful actions or unkind words - sending or receiving these. I am not going to grow into a bitter old lady. I will surround myself only with what brings me happiness - period.
I LOVE ME TOO MUCH!
I come from love, and I give love!
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