Today is Day 5 of being confined to home, sick in bed. I must say that I am not used to this…and I really, really don’t want to do this again any time soon. But, like all situations, there is always good to be found if you look hard enough. Obviously, nothing makes us more grateful for our health than when health isn’t readily available — and I will welcome back my restored health with energy and enthusiasm. It’s always good to be reminded of our blessings that we otherwise take for granted: a good night’s sleep, unobstructed breathing, bodily strength…pain-free functioning.
But I read an article today that served as a wonderful reminder to examine my thoughts in a way that will make an even bigger difference in life.
It’s called “My Vow of Nonviolence” and the full article can be found here.
“…I realized how violent my judgmental thoughts could be, and I decided to try to go through a whole day without evaluating anything as good or bad. Instead I would say, “It is what it is. I will simply be the witness and not the judge.” I slowly awakened to the understanding that everyone is a work in progress, at different levels in their development. With this simple realization, I could feel my patience expand.”
I loved this article on so many levels. Small changes bringing about larger, more meaningful change over time…good, good stuff. Please take the time to read it in full.