to the events of my life, even though
I may not have created them.”
One of the ways that we punish ourselves and others is with the false assertion that we have attracted or created everything that happens in our life.
Do we have an influence on what shows up for us? Of course we do, but we live in a society of creative beings and we all interact.
We have to live our lives in a world in which others are creating their lives, too. Sometimes their creations and our creations are like oil and water, and don’t mix very well.
Our primary job is to keep our thinking positive and goal oriented, using the techniques I’ve written about many times.
But sometimes stuff happens. It’s not helpful to blame ourselves for problems that show up; as our quote says, what’s important is not who caused it, but how we respond to it.
We are 100% responsible for that!
If we respond with fear, anger, blame or other negative emotions we are just making it worse. Every problem has a solution and the calm, positive and optimistic mind has the best chance of coming up with a solution.
The name for this response is non-resistance. It’s the second Gratitude principle in the Gratitude ebook.
It just means that we don’t argue with “what is.” Arguing with what is” is like complaining that the sun doesn’t rise in the west. It’s futile.
So treat yourself compassionately and put your creative energy into your response to what happens.
It’s much more effective.