Watching people on the subway and in airports is great sport. It’s reality TV at its best! Everything is out on display – raw emotions, pain, joy, excitement, and despair. I find myself wondering if those involved actually realize the stage they are standing on. I understand how young kids cannot see beyond the immediate crisis at hand, but shouldn’t adults know better? My viewing experience suggests there is little difference between the two.
My new rules, as much for myself as anyone else, include the following.
One should never ever say anything to anyone that you don’t want to say to a group. (People are listening)
One should always treat others with the same forgiveness, acceptance, and openness that you want and need on your worst days. (Bad days happen to everyone)
Anger, frustration, and exasperation are usually symptoms of something within your self, not others. (We create our own hells)
When I think of my rules and combine them with the opposites – always treat other people with respect, give unlimited amounts of compassion to everyone around you, and recognizes the weaknesses within – I find incredible healing available to any and everyone.
The process isn’t new. In every scenario Divinity reaches out. In time past the prediction was that “God will openly show himself to the Egyptians and they'll get to know him on that Day. They'll worship him seriously with sacrifices and burnt offerings. They'll make vows and keep them. God will wound Egypt, first hit and then heal. Egypt will come back to God, and God will listen to their prayers and heal them, heal them from head to toe.” (Isaiah 19.21, 22)
In times present Divinity will makes a home within your heart and mine. The reality of true truth will burn within, seeming tearing at the heart of our gods. Yet this reality brings healing from the inside out, restoring all to their full potential. Everything is possible. It comes to life with each dawn and finds its home in the interactions we have with others– publicly and privately.