Saturday, December 29, 2012

Is It Time to Let Go?

To have a new beginning, we must complete the past with blessings and gratitude.
Where we have anger, we sill attract more of the same.
Where we have resentment, we will see more to resent.
Where we feel injustice, we  will seek out proof we are “right”.

When will we learn, we must release our attachment to the past?
When will we learn, the past repeats itself with our attention?
When will we learn, we can only create anew on a clean canvas?
When will we learn, forgiveness is the way to be happy now today?

How long will you hang on to past pain and suffering?
How much will you carry around with you before you drop?
How bad do you need to feel before you stop making the past real?
How crazy do we need to get to stop making a life of regret?

Politicians cling to their past alliances and promises.
World leaders make decisions based on getting even.
Parents punish kids for yesterday’s errors or bad grades.
Partners seek revenge on those who betrayed them.

It all makes us sick.
We, as a people, become sick of carrying around the toxic thoughts and feelings.
We, as a society, teach each other to be cruel, defensive and punitive.
We act out our sickness mentally, emotionally, physically, politically, financially and every way.

We can make the difference.
We can forgive it all.
We can seek to find and live a better way.
We can choose to love everyone with no “why” or “because”.

Are you willing to love your “enemies”?
Are you willing to step away from “fights”?
Are you willing to be the One who extends peace?
Are you willing to live everyday with kindness and respect in your thoughts, words and behavior.

Are you willing to stop trying to get your way?
Are you willing to listen to what others believe?
Are you willing to apologize for human errors?
Are you willing to always give the best you have?

It is time to let go.
I do not know what is best for you.
I can only do what I am called to do.
I trust, believe and respect you and what you choose for you.

I am willing to let Go and let Good into our lives.
I am willing to let go and know there is a Higher Good that is happening when I make room.
I am willing to stop trying to understand others’ apparent lack of kindness and respect.
I am willing to forgive myself for my errors and choose again to be the best I know.

I am willing, 
Betty Lue

Recommendations for All Relationships 
With mates, partners, friends, children, co-workers, etc.

Keep your agreements faithfully.
(Communicate changes honestly and immediately.)

Give more than you expect to receive. 
Do more than your “fair” share.

Receive everything with open appreciation.
Express your thanks sincerely and take nothing for granted.

Live your own life in integrity and on purpose.
Clarify, communicate and live your mission, your path, your principles and values.  

Be responsible for yourself, your work and live your life impeccably. 
Don’t expect others to pick up after you or take care of you.

Stop using, blame, criticism or guilt to control or manipulate.
Stop making demands, threats or using neediness to get your way.

Communicate effectively and respectfully.
Request a time and place and tone of voice that works for both parties.

Be your best self in all circumstances.
Focus always on teaching by example. (and apologize immediately when you forget or neglect.)

Use your time together wisely.
Focus on meaningful, positive and inspiring conversation and activities.

Spend time, money, energy and resources only on what you value and want to increase.
Waste nothing in your relationship.  No arguing, pettiness, emotional dumping or negativity.