So many of us are striving to be better people. Books are read, workshops are attended, behaviours are changed, focus is shifted ~ all in an effort to be the best WE. we can be.
Every now and then, someone gets there. A pinnacle is reached, a hurdle is leaped, a courageous step is taken, a bold move made. Every now and then, one of us finds our self the recipient of a blazing stroke of luck – gifted an opportunity that others only dream of.
When this happens ~ some of us dance, exclaim with joy and celebrate the progress of this one who is ‘there’. Others are less generous with their unconditional love and support. It’s easier to rally for someone when they’re struggling, than it is to be happy for them when they seem to be moving faster or more assuredly than the rest of us.
Where we were once ‘all in this thing together’ ~ the focus shifts sharply back to ‘me’, ‘I’, ‘us’ vs ‘them’. Because it seems with every success or happy moment an ‘us’ might achieve – it suddenly renders them a ‘them’.Â And where once we all acknowledged each others’ efforts and hard work and dedication and inner will/strength — those that edge ahead are suddenly ‘lucky’, and a myriad of reasons are stated as to why it’s happening to ‘them’ now vs ‘us’.
There is a distinct lack of Generosity of Spirit and Happiness for Others in society today. Collectives and ‘Communities’ gather and form based on shared beliefs and experience. When growth happens, or change is introduced – the person experiencing the happy and exciting time no longer mirrors the pain, or the struggling, or the confusion of the group ~ and the dynamic shifts, to the point where those who are walking the talk and making things happen in their lives are left feeling uncomfortable receiving the benefits of all they worked toward.
Enlightened wisdom is quoted ad nauseum these days.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
â€œAnd the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.â€
Yet when people step up and step out and actually breathe life into this wisdom, walking the talk vs talking, talking, talking the talk ~ these wise words tend to take effect:
â€œWe don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.â€
Today’s Magical Thought is this: we are all meant to soar, to fly, to grow, to expand. We hold the capacity to be generous and kind and compassionate beyond measure. The momentum of one is far less effective than the momentum of many ~ and to lift each other to greater heights with eyes and heart open and focused outward vs inward creates an abundance that will see Imagination dance and leap with delight.
No one should be afraid to improve their outlook, their lifestyle, their means, their influence, anything. Dimming our light so we are like everyone else and accepted, and supported, as such holds us all back.
We can all think of times where we were afraid to shout with Joy at something wonderful we’ve just experienced. Times when the sharing of good news felt more like bragging, and so the news died quietly inside – with the happiness and the sense of being impressed with our accomplishment.
And we can all think of people who, knowingly or not, keep us feeling small. Who measure each of our successes against themselves, and find reason to diminish our moment in some way, shape or form as a result.
They may or may not know what they do ~ all I ask, in this Magical Moment, is that you don’t let it be you …