For your consideration….

My sense is that today’s message is a culmination of several messages we have had lately; ie fretting, triggers etc. Human beings are complex. At any given moment we are a sum of our experiences, a sum of our life moments. even a sum of lifetimes. We, ourselves, have limited knowledge of how we have meshed together. We may or may not know our life purpose.

The point is, we do not fully understand ourselves and we can not possibly understand the entirety of another person. It is impossible to know everything about another what goes into their thoughts and actions. If we can think about that and accept it, we can understand that we can not possibly judge others. And perhaps, we can let hurtful attacks bounce off of us.

I know it is hard. But if we can accept that we really don’t know another and they don’t really know us, we can let insults, hurtful comments and actions bounce off us. We don’t know other people’s triggers and they don’t know ours. If we can suspend judgment and remember it is a moment in time, we can notice, learn from it and let it go. There is no need to carry it on any further than that.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Suspend judgment and accept “what is.”

What made me smile yesterday….

-A fun school day.

-Sunshine and warm spring like weather.

-A good walk.

-An early bedtime.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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