What are you thirsty for? I mean really thirsty for. This morning”s meditation focused on breathing in acceptance and breathing out all judgement. Judgement clouds our minds with negativity and keeps us from listening to our true self. We gotta walk the walk of love! It sparked my interest to ask my inner guide what qualities I’m thirsty for in life.
It’s Thirsty Thursday - spiritual style!
I’m thirsty for compassion.
This is something I’ve been working on a lot in my personal life with someone who is very close to me. When someone we love upsets us, we often have the inclination to be angry and shut them out. But that person, who is stuck in a crippling state of fear and anxiety, needs our compassion more than ever at that moment. We can acknowledge their wrongdoings, recognize and accept that it is present in that person, and choose to reject it from ourselves. We don’t have to take on the fear and anxiety they are giving off to us. We can choose to give them the love they need by praying for them. That is compassion.
I’m thirsty for truth.
The more I focus on my truth being someone else’s truth, the further I get from my truth. Try saying that three times fast! In other words, the more I ask why someone else doesn’t believe what I believe, the more I get in my own way. All of us have different “truths.” We are all unique, remarkable people with tiny, mad ideas floating around our lovely heads – and it is important to ask your Higher Power and your inner guide what your truth is. What will lead you to discovering something new about yourself that you hadn’t imagined beforehand? What will bring you closer to your truth?
I’m thirsty for gratitude.
I grew up believing into the common societal notion that we weren’t truly grateful until we “had it all” or achieved the “American Dream.” For example, “Sure, I’ve just graduated college and have a job, but I’m still broke as a joke and living at home.” How about, “Wow! I have a job right out of college and have a family who is willing to let me stay as long as I need to in order to make my dreams come true?” Gratitude turns what we have into enough. I can’t seem to get enough of that. No pun intended! When we are truly grateful for what we have in the present, our mind relaxes and expands – it makes room for the stuff that we’ll need in the future, in order to achieve more gratitude. A beautiful cycle indeed.
I’m thirsty for acceptance.
People who do not accept are judgemental, and they are judgemental because they hold fear in their hearts. Every day, I pray for others (and myself) to become more accepting – to release the fear they hold onto so tightly that is clouding their minds. Acceptance breeds love and judgement breeds fear. We gotta walk the walk of love!
Alright, I’m done for today. Enough hippie-dippy-trippy stuff. Hold your head high on life today!