Daily Inspiration: August 21. Seeing the “Positive” in the “Negative” – Condensed Version
How many times in our past has something “negative” happened to us, or we were a part of, that later on, through time and introspection, we realize that the experience only helped us become more peaceful, compassionate and wiser? If that “negative” event or experience assisted us in our growth, then was that “negative” event or experience, ever really negative in the first place? Should we not be bowing in gratitude to our past-self, for all the courage and fortitude it took to assist us in becoming who we are today? I know I am. Now, when I go through what my past-self went through, instead of perceiving things in a “negative” light, I now simply smile, appreciate how the moment is presenting itself, place my trust in God, learn from it, offer gratitude for it, and at peace, move on.
Today, when we are going through a seeming negative time, let us not continue to feed that mindset with our time, focus and energy. Instead, let us see such a time, as an opportunity, to recall how we have used all our so-called past negative experiences, to help us grow, heal and mature. Once our present-self can see and understand the gifts that these so-called negative past experiences have brought to us, it can also begin to comprehend, how our current negative experience, will also be used by God for our good, to help us achieve greater peace and understanding. Now, when such a situation presents itself, we simply smile at the ego’s effort to take our peace away. Now, we simply place our trust in God, and by doing so achieve the state of peace.
All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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