Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Let it Be

In every decision you make, in every action you take, you either make the world a better place or a worse place. Aman Motwane
In Choices, there is a process that begins with the question, "What do you want more of in your life?" The answer guides the respondent to understanding what they need more of to live the life of their dreams.

For me, the answer has led me to my contract, "I am a fearless woman." Not because I am fearless. In fact, it's the converse. I know fear. Fear has held me back throughout my life. It has kept me stuck in inaction. Kept me silent when I needed to speak up. Kept me running away when I needed to step into what I was facing. Kept me avoiding when I needed to confront.

To live the life of my dreams, I must let go of my fear, step into my courage, do what I avoid, persist where I resist, so that I can create more of what I want in my life and the world around me.

When I look at the world and ask the question, "What does the world need more of?" the answer is very simple. The world does not need more war, more anger, more hatred.

The world needs more joy, harmony, peace, love.

What do I do that contributes to a more harmonious, joyful, peaceful world?

When I hold onto anger, I am contributing my anger to the world.

When I hold onto resentment, I am sending my resentment into the world.

When I hold onto discord, I am creating discord in the world around me.

I want to create a world of love and joy, a place where peace and harmony flow with grace and ease.

I must stay conscious of what I create to ensure I am creating the world of my dreams.

It is really easy to fall back on the belief, 'what I do doesn't make a world of difference.' Truth is, what I do does matter. It does make a difference. Like a butterfly fluttering its wings in South America, when I step out in anger, I create a current of negative energy that expands outwards from me. That current touches the energy of those around me and creates angst where ever it flows.

I am responsible for the energy I send into the world.

What do I want more of in the world today? As Lennon and McCartney sing, "When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom. Let it be."

Let it be joyful. Let it be peaceful. Let it be love.

The question is: What kind of a difference are you making in the world around you? Are you letting peace and joy and harmony flow free?