A family friend was busy “picking my brain” the other day about what I do. It was one of those conversations where you can sense that the other person doesn’t understand, so out of their own frustration, they do their best to break you down, form negative opinions, etc.
Consequently, to no surprise, this individual is also well-known in the family as “a walking rumor mill”. Even further to no surprise, this individual is always sick, always broke, and always unhappy … with life, in general.
Considering these factors, it normally takes me a bit out of my own personal comfort zone to even converse with this person. I’d rather not do so, as I simply don’t like or connect with their energy … so I don’t.
This time, I was backed into a corner with no way out other than some sort of Divine intervention, and I sensed that this was something to learn from. So, asking for a bail-out wouldn’t be very spiritually responsible of me.
So, I silently went within myself and pulled from that Divine spark within for guidance, both to handle the conversation amicably, respectfully, and comfortably, while also ‘warding off’ the negative energies this individual tends to impose uncontrollably upon those around them. (I’m sure you know the type I’m referring to, and if you don’t, you should do yourself a huge favor and learn to recognize it.)
Nonetheless, after ‘explaining myself’ (which is something I adamantly object to doing, on a normal basis), defending myself (ditto), and trying to somehow make sense of it all for this person’s own sake (which is the only bearing it had on me, in my opinion), the question eventually came up of “WHY do you do what you do?”
I answered with a quote from my first ebook, Peak Performance … Peak LIFE! …
Surprisingly, the conversation ended quite well, and I think this individual learned something from it. If not, that’s their choice and out of my control, and I learned LONG ago to ‘send love and let go’ in situations like this.
The question for you is, why do YOU do what you do? Whatever it is that you do or are or practice in your life … WHY do you do it? I don’t mean, necessarily, your job or what you’re paid to do as a wage slave or what’s expected of you as a time slave by your job, the world, the government, etc, etc. I mean, what you do on a spiritual level, and in the sense of your true essence, your calling, your passion, etc. WHY do you do what you do?
Beyond that, think about this: If you were told you only have a short time left to live … say, four to five months … how would that change what you do and why you do it?
Other than the false assumption that you know you aren’t on such a short timeline … What’s stopping you from making those changes NOW?
Food for thought. Comments welcome.
Thanks for being here! Be well.
In Peace & Light:
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