When we are un-loving to one we are un-loving to all.
I remember reading this somewhere and not quite getting the meaning at the time. But this week, it popped back into my head with absolute clarity.
I was running late for a meeting - traffic was heavier than usual so I promptly set out to make up for lost time by shifting into high gear.
By that I mean dodging, weaving, yelling at the drivers slowing me down and banging my hands against the steering wheel. Many of you know traffic is one of my weaknesses. And that's when it hit me, if I took all this negative energy into my meeting...I'd be better off rescheduling.
I realized that the unloving behavior I was exhibiting toward my fellow travelers would not stop the moment I walked into my meeting.
As I thought about the situation and others like it, the concept of sending our feelings out into the world in the same way a projector shines light resurfaced in my thinking.. Our light or our nature helps both ourselves and others see our way during difficult times and see joy during happier times. These must be shared with all to be shared with one.
Our nature is not something to be turned off and on like a light.
It is our essence, our true self. What we say and how we act can have a critical impact on the people, places and situations around us as we all move toward permanent and positive change.
Today, I love all, I am grateful for all and I am at peace.