How often do we see something like these little gems of wisdom and think yep starting tomorrow I’m going to become all spiritual and enlightened! Only to forget our new found search for enlightenment as we face our day. Some days we can feel so far removed from enlightenment that we’re positively in the dark as the day to day stress of life, people and work pushes our buttons.
Here’s my tip: forget the big quest for enlightenment and think small. Yep that’s what I said SMALL.
Let’s face it, how many of us are fortunate enough to retreat up a mountain or escape to an ashram? That’s why I love these little gems because they are a daily guide. As it says JUST FOR TODAY:-
I will let go of worry: We are all on a journey and only the universe knows the outcome and lessons we need to experience, so why worry. Worrying about past mistakes won’t help today and remember we are thinking small…just for today. Equally why waste time today on what might or might not happen in the future. So swap worry for living in the moment and being present.
I will let go of anger: Anger at another person or situation is anger at yourself as we are all connected, all part of the whole, that thing called universal energy. I’m sure we’ve all felt the energy when someone walks into a room who is unhappy or angry. Yikes! Wouldn’t you rather be the person who lights up a room when you walk in? Let tolerance, compassion and understanding be your first thoughts when faced with a challenge today.
I will do my work honestly: When I said think small here is a great example of working honestly. Try and see the house chores as a blessing, yes a blessing. Looking at them differently can bring all the reiki precepts together. So you have a heap of ironing to do, why not look at it this way…. You are worry free as you have sufficient clothes, otherwise I’m guessing you wouldn’t have a full basket! Be free of anger about having to spend time changing the bedsheets and rather be blessed that you have a warm, comfortable bed that you, your family and pets (kind to every living thing) can enjoy.
I will give thanks for my many blessings: Do you ever stop throughout the day and think just how grateful you are for the abundance in your life. Blessings in your life can be many things we often take for granted; the smile of a child, a loving partner, a beautiful garden, a job you love, a warm cup of mint tea etc. Go on think small and today name at least 5 things you count as a blessing in your life.
I will be kind to every living thing: Being kind to others is being kind to yourself as we are universally connected. Tolerance, happiness with no anger or stress when interacting with others is crucial. Remember you get what you put out. Therefore every day treat others the way you want to be treated, with kindness, love and respect.
So think small and act consistently every day. And just think, collectively we will work towards lifting the universal energy vibrations towards peace, harmony and a happier planet. Not bad for thinking small!