It is interesting if one stops and thinks about all the judgements we make in an hour, let alone in a day or year. I should have ……fill in the blank. You should have ……fill in the blank. . . . That’s dumb. . . . That’s smart. . . . I will act sad so I can have another’s attention.
We learn to do this from when we were little. Our self talk can be crazy with judgements. Being aware of this is a move toward freedom. How about this…..get out of the ‘box’ called judgement of ourselves and others, and even virtues are boxes if you give it some thought. Instead of doing, take time to just Be. Be love, Be compassion, Be the light in a dark world. In other words — do what we are here to do, bring the love of God, the compassion of God and the light of God to where you are now. Be who you Really Are.
If you were the only person on this earth how would you be? Judgement-less! You would not have learned to be judgmental. Judgements are illusions we buy into. Look at it. Let it go. Feel your joy in your heart chakra. Your heart is where your joy resides. Go within and find it.
From my joyous heart to yours.
All New Years have an expectancy vibe within. Realizing that we each make our life what it is may be a very important realization for you. Many will be asked about their New Year’s Resolution. Yes, resolve, decide, act upon, achieve — to do what? I think about keeping my home clean and orderly, running smoothly — it is a business of course, or creating works of art, or sewing and think ahead about the spring flowers and gardening.
But since resolutions are personal, how about loving yourself just the way you are, and if you really love yourself, relationships become more cherished, and maybe the extra weight from holiday celebrations will fall away. Will you love yourself enough to be kind, compassionate, helpful to yourself? Stop judging yourself, be positive in outlook, maybe even forgive yourself. Start with loving who you are now. And one day you will feel the truth in “Today is a beautiful gift of Life. It is always now, today.”
We are wise to tend to our own self before we can be of help to others. It is important to take care of oneself especially if we care for others, children or elderly adults. If you love yourself and your life, you are in a place to help others find this.
May this be a time of love, compassion, tolerance, joy, health and prosperity for you. From my heart to yours.
Camel Jam is a painting of the camel rides available to tourists when visiting the Great Pyramids in Cairo. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas and is available for purchase thru my website.
In a way, this painting is indicative of the paths we have in life, some entering and those leaving. What matters most is how the time is spent between birth and death, or what some call the dash. While life can be somewhat difficult to navigate, keeping one’s heart and mind looking forward with love and kindness, without regard to what is in one’s past that could shadow everything in the present with regret or pain is possible. Forgiveness is key. Forgive others and also remember to forgive yourself. Your ‘dash’ can be a lighter journey when love, kindness, compassion and tolerance, and also forgiveness is what you carry with you. Make this year’s journey filled with light, love, and blessings. I hope you can be this to those you meet.