Here on the last day of the year I’m mulling over the months past and looking for guidance to approach the ones ahead. I picked up last year’s Christmas gift from my friend, Martha, a copy of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, “10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace,” and turned at random to page 108/109.
There I read:
First, you have to get past blame. Then you have to learn to send love to all, rather than anger or resentment. The story is told of the enlightened master who always responded to outbursts of criticism, judgement, and ridicule with love, kindness and peace. One of his devotees asked him how he could possibly be so kind and peaceful in the face of such disparaging invective. His response to the devotee was the question: “If someone offers you a gift, and you do not accept that gift, to whom does the gift belong?” The answer leads you to the extra mile. Ask yourself, “Why would I allow something that belongs to someone else to be a source of my resentment?” As the title of a popular book says, “What you think of me is none of my business.”
“Send Love To All” seems a worthy approach a new year. It also seems a large task. But bearing that in mind may help me be a kinder person in the coming months.