“As we grow in consciousness, we discover it is more important to be the right person than to find the right person.” Ken Keyes, Jr.
How many times have you said, “If only I had the right___.” We can fill in the blank with any of the following: the right partner, the right dress, the right friend, the right job, the right house or the right degree. Actually the list is endless. What we are really saying is that we believe something outside of us is magical enough to fix what is not right within us. If we are not at peace with the interior, the exterior will never be acceptable.
When I found the house where I now live, I chose it for many reasons. It has beautiful hardwood floors, it’s one level, it has lots of trees around it, and it’s in a quiet neighborhood. But the main reason I chose it was that when I walked in the front door, it felt like my center. The energy felt like my peaceful energy when I’m meditating. A feeling of happiness and thankfulness filled my heart. The energy of the house’s interior matched the energy of my interior at its best. I wanted a house where I could come home from the trials of the world and find life there – a place of healing, regeneration, and celebration that matched the best part of me.
Too often we focus on what is out there, and time after time we are disappointed. Husbands, parents, bosses, friends just don’t live up to our expectations. The problem isn’t with others; the problem is within. When we are the right persons, we fill up our own emptiness. We find the courage to make the decisions that will make us happy.
One time when I lived in New Mexico, I was complaining about everything that was going wrong in my life. I said to a friend, “If I could just put together the life I want, I would be happy.” Without missing a beat, she smiled and said, “When you’re happy, Georganne, you’ll have the life you want.” She was right of course. When we generate that joy within, take responsibility for being the right person in our lives, our expanded consciousness becomes a magnet for all good things. The people we meet and the experiences we have are matches for our joy within.
This week let’s make a list of all the things we can do daily to generate joy within ourselves. Each time a wave of joy springs up inside, notice what you’re doing or thinking that has generated this. Please share at least one thing under comments and I’ll use your ideas in my next few posts. Blessings!
© 2011 Georganne Spruce