Saturday, January 11, 2014

Willingness and Open-Mindedness

I trust healthy, happy and positive role models.
I live and learn easily and quickly from all mistakes.
I pay attention to what works and what doesn’t work.
I  live in integrity with what I know if “right” for me.
I trust others to find their own “right” way and live true to themselves.

I am willing and open to choose a life that benefits everyone, including myself.
I am willing and open to listen and learn, observe and change to find what works.
I am willing to explore the possibilities in life  with an open and flexible mind.
I am willing to support myself in being all I am here to be and giving my best.

How willing are you?
How open are you to hearing other’s ideas?
How willing are you to experiment and explore?
How open are you to gathering others opinions?

Life is more fun, safe and easy when we are willing.
Life is more creative, prosperous and productive when we are open.
Life is more rewarding, flowing and transformative when we are allowing.
Life is more peaceful, happy and kind when we trust in the difference perspectives and paths.

Many are taught there is a RIGHT WAY to live, to be, to Love, to learn.
This is easier when you want to rule or control the masses.
Many are taught there is strength in attaching to one way, the right way and that is our way.
This seems simpler than to be open to the diversity of beliefs and ways to live.

We live in an age of rapid change, diversity of ideas and multiplicity of paths and lifestyles.
When we fear change, we will cling to our own and align with those who agree.
When we are not living in integrity, we may fear and resist those who are confident in their choices.
Our criticism of the righteous, may be that we fear their influence on us when we are uncertain.

Finding your purpose and place in the world is essential to inner peace and right action.
Knowing what is best for us will allow us to accept others’ choices.
When we live truly in integrity, we are not bumped off course by others’ beliefs.
When we are off center, exploring our own way or simply out of integrity, we may be close-minded.

When we trust in our choices, we respect others’ right to choose.
When we know our own mind, we allow others to explore to find theirs.
When we respect the process of learning, we encourage exploration and learning by natural consequences.
When we want everyone to live and learn, we support others to grow through healthy exploration.

When choices are limited by a restricted environment and authorities, many will rebel and resist.
When we grow into a time of finding our own way and emancipating, there will be “mistakes”.
Parting of finding our own right path is following others  who are off path and out of integrity.
As those who are growing up know, it is an uncomfortable time of experimentation.

When we punish ourselves or others for mistakes, we often deter or distract from finding our way.
When we criticize and threaten others, we may cause their resistance, rebellion and delay their learning.
When we distract by trying to convince or restrict, we may not allow natural learning to take place.
The open and willing parent, teacher and partner will create a safe environment of open discussion,  greater awareness and freedom of choice.

I appreciate each person,  family, community and nation, open and willing to be:
1.  Positive role model.
2.  Respect for differences.
3.  Encouraging of the right to choose.
4.  Providing safe and open sharing.
5.  The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Thank you,
Betty Lue

Everyone is a teacher.
Every thought word and deed is teaching all the universe.
Choose your words.
Speak and write them with Love.

If Children and Adults Live With………. 

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.

If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.

If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.

If children live with: criticism, hostility, fear, pity, ridicule or jealousy,

They will learn to: condemn, fight, be apprehensive, feel sorry for themselves, feel shy and feel envy. 

If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.

If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.

If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.

If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.

If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.

If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.

If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.

If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.

If children live with fairness, they learn justice.

If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.

If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and others.

If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.