WHAT WE DON'T SAY MATTERS
Do you sometimes get the feeling that we are loosing our ability to trust each other? Do you get the feeling that a promise just does not mean what it used to? A man's word meant a lot in the old days and that now words just don't seem to mean as much. But instead of complaining about this, what can we do about it? How we contribute to a more honest and trusting environment, where our words truly mean something, in both our personal and work relationships?
MAKE YOUR WORDS COUNT
Let us call upon our highest integrity and speak from there. Rather learn to say no and be more honest. We are terrified of real truth, almost as much as we are terrified of lies and liars! Truth has one major advantage, it allows you to live in the reality of what is. Would you rather someone was truly enjoying your company than pretending they were because they are too afraid to tell you the truth? Do we ignore someones emails instead of taking the time to respectfully explain to them why we no longer wish to communicate with them? On the surface this all seems harmless, but an emotionally intelligent being knows better than to stuff emotions away, hoping they will disappear with time.
TIME CAN ONLY DO SO MUCH
Stuffing down the truth only leads to trouble sooner or later. How many dramas have unfolded and exploded in your life, simply because you did not tell the truth about what you were feeling and thinking? Yes with time the pain of promises broken, expectation not met and so forth, may seem to fade away, but in not dealing bravely and honestly with people, numbness may set in. You may become disconnected, depressed, jaded and cynical of all happy people. Finding their enthusiasm and optimism nauseating and somewhat naive!
DECIDE TO DEAL WITH IT
To keep our own integrity and light hearted bubbliness we are going to have to work on finding innovative ways of dealing with other peoples "trips" in a better way than just ignoring them, lying to them and hoping that in time we will feel less annoyed or hurt. Did you know that every single person on this planet is the same as you? Beyond the obvious differences like male, female, race, social standing and education. Yes on the personality level the human being covers all the colours of the rainbow, but on a soul level, spirit level, god level, energy level ...whatever you prefer to call it....we are the same. Its in the understanding of this idea and philosophy that you grow into a more tolerant, honest and compassionate human being.
SEE BEYOND THE DIFFERENCES
When we start looking at others and the world, as part of who we are, as opposed to something separate from us our integrity increases. We start to realise that we should treat every person in the same manner in which we wish to be treated. Especially the ones we don't like! Especially the ones we love to judge and complain about! Do you like it when people lie to you, even about little things? Do you like it when people ignore you instead of having the courage to face you with honesty and openness. We can dramatically change the world by changing ourselves.....working on who we are..rather than judging who "they" are.