I received and shared a post a couple of weeks ago. It was a saying by the Rabbi Heim. It went something like, "What if I were to open my eyes and see only the good in others" . Hum! Personally, I can't even imagine what that would be like. If I were able to genuinely do that it would likely have an amazing impact on my stress level. How life altering? For me that might take hundreds of years of evolution and probably many lifetimes. However, I do remember as a young child and even as a young teenager people appeared to me to be mostly decent and good. The police seemed like good people, the doctors and nurses, seemed like good people, and for the exception of a couple of kids at school, and maybe some disappoint with my father, the world seemed like a good place. I didn't understand when adults would notice all of the negative aspects of another adult or adult family member. I would think to myself, " that person they were complaining about would go to work everyday, they didn't break the law, they didn't hurt people physically, and they were always nice to me? What was the problem? Of course I wore blinders with regards to the negative things in the world. But what blinders to I and we wear now that keeps from seeing the good in others Imagine practicing noticing something positive about the other each time we are honest with ourselves about our annoyance, irritation, or anger. Almost difficult to "imagine" I think I am going to try it. As the Dalai Lama says, Don't do it for them, do it for yourself. I welcome your responses and respectful comments.
Imagine Only Seeing the Good in Others
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