“It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.” -Unknown
The beauty of a positive life is how it continuously creates unexpected openings of mind and heart and comparable unanticipated successes and opportunities around you. It is a place that feels magical when you inhabit it and imaginary when you have never experienced it. Whether you are focused on positive or negative thinking the outcomes you manifest create a sort of entropy whereby your focus expands and all that you do begets more of itself.
On coming to visit my father I asked for my positivity work to translate into a new level of freedom and release that we often associate with forgiveness. It has little to do with any outward forgiveness, the deepest experience of this place is always an inner reflection and shift. I found that place dancing in the street while a band played popular seventies love songs in the West Palm shopping area. I remembered all the times I danced with my father when I was a girl. I came looking for forgiveness and found it in a Motown hit.
Following our best intuitive inner voices and asking for reality to do nothing more but reflect the highest good of your intentions is an easy and powerful prayer. The height of it may well be a lesson that was shared with me by one of the most successful people I have ever met. He attributed his success to the clear and evolutionary idea that helping other people succeed is all it takes to create achievement that includes everyone.
I know that I am in the golden space of unexpected openings when I find myself dining with people like this who live so completely in a positive mind that the golden rule becomes the reality of everything they touch. This is why every religion calls the act of treating others as you would be treated – golden. There is no higher capacity then bringing your own goodness and capacity to the cause of making others experience the same.
It is an exquisite inner work that awakens us to the wonder of the moment and the incredible capacity we have for making the world more lovely.