I talk a lot about how we can all find time to pause, connect inwards and find peace; become aware of habits and conditioning; learn to let go; see things from different perspectives; be more compassionate to others and more loving towards ourselves; recognize ego and embrace the connections between us all and a universal consciousness; follow our heart and spiritual path … and along the way, not take ourselves too seriously.
Inspirations and insights can only go so far. At the end of the day we have to be ready.
“Ready” means that we open up to an expanded way of being. We begin to embody these messages and live them, rather than simply believing in them as good ideas. “Ready” is when they are absorbed into our mind, body and soul.
We may hope that others will change.
We may wish that we can change.
When we get frustrated with others who don’t get it, or want to change. When we feel loss and sadness for them. When we get dismayed with ourselves for not being able to make these changes ….
We must remember that we can lead a horse to water, but we can’t make them drink until he or she is ready.
All we can do is our best, coming from a place of understanding and kindness.
And recognizing that sometimes this isn’t enough.
Patience and acceptance are perhaps the most important lessons of them all.