We have been talking here for the last three weeks about the life experience of Change, and last week I made the statement that the changes that have occurred in your life have happened because disharmony was present, and that all change is for the better.
We have been talking here last two weeks about the life experience of Change. I have been saying in this space that all change is change for the better. There is no such thing as change for the worse. While this is difficult to embrace for many people, it is soundly based in the principles of life.
We were talking here last week about the life experience of Change, and I made the statement that... Nothing changes for the worse. Everything only changes for the better. I said, "That's a pretty big statement, and I understand if it's hard for you to believe.
I was re-reading When Everything Changes, Change Everything the other day and I was deeply impressed again (as I was the first time around) with its statement that there are two sentences that can change your entire life.
I've decided that I have to stop confusing the simple act of observation with negativity. Some people, in an effort to not "put any negative energy into the space,” refuse to say anything about anybody or anything that could be construed as being negative in any way.
Once I was able to forgive myself and accept myself, I was ready to take the last step to self-friendship: celebration of myself. And once I was able to celebrate myself, I was at last able to celebrate others. Especially those closest to me.
Part 4: Being friends with your spouse, with your children, with those you dearly love, truly does begin with being friends with yourself. The process for others is the same as the process is for me. It is, as I said, a three-part process...Forgiveness, Acceptance, Celebration.
God has made it very clear to me that when I understand the actions of others, when I understand those others themselves (what informs them, what animates them, what motivates them), forgiveness becomes unnecessary.
Be friends with your spouse. Be friends with your children. Be friends with your relatives. Be friends with your neighbors and your fellow workers and your acquaintances. And yes, even be friends with your enemies.