Og Mandino in The Greatest Salesman in the World writes, ” I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I address him and say “I Love You.”
This is the invisible power of love. The person greeted in this way, in passing on the street or elsewhere, will feel your love for him and may even turn back to you as if you had spoken out loud. It’s very powerful and fun to experience. Try it for yourself.
Will you greet everyone you meet with “I Love You”? Will you take hold of this invisible power?
I encourage you to do this every day, then let me know what happens for you.
This week our assignment is to read Emerson’s Law of Compensation. His first series was written 1841. What is interesting is that what he has written all those years ago is still relevant today and applies to our daily lives. This law ties into our quest for a week of no opinions.
” A man cannot speak but he judges himself. With his will, or against his will, he draws his portrait to the eye of his companions by every word. Every opinion reacts on him who utters it. It is a harpoon hurled at the whale, unwinding, as it flies, a coil of cord in the boat, and if the harpoon is not good, or not well thrown, it will go nigh to cut the steersman in twain, or to sink the boat.”
Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
So my question is complaining a judgment?
Is an opinion also a judgment?
The most challenging exercise is to examine myself in the area of the above mentioned. This week as I once again work at carefully crafting my words to be of good report and of no opinion. Either of words that escape my lips or enter my mind, all must be carefully examined. As quoted, every opinion reacts on him who utters it.
As the cat who carefully watches the mouse, I, like the cat carefully watch my words.
I have 4 promises to keep this week. This is the one that most affects me: I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments, which I gladly receive with a “thank you”.
In the past, I have been shy in accepting compliments. Afraid, maybe, unable to accept what is said as a truth about me. Maybe I was unable to see those nice things that were said to me as compliments, because of something inside of me. I would brush a compliment aside changing the subject or just going on with what I was doing. I did not say “thank you”.
Thru the Master Key Experience I have become aware of my inside thought life and how it affects everything. With this one of the four promises that I am reading, reciting and really driving into my subconsciousness, I have changed. I am in the process of making new neuropathways in my brain offering a friendship with my emotional self. Taking thoughts captive that do not serve me. Responding to compliments with a “thank you”.
Steve Jobs: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else´s life.” Change is a difficult place to be, but also a necessary place for life to be fully lived. To be a life you make, not made by chance or by someone else.
I intend to live my life, every moment, every hour and every day in a design of my choosing.
What are your thoughts on this subject of change? Uncomfortable? Challenging? Creative? Fun? Disappointing?