My dear friends,
I just wrote a daily affirmation for myself. Feel free to use it in your daily practice if it appeals to you!
Love & Light to all … Namasté … Lisa
Affirmation: I NOTICE THE LIGHT IN EVERYONE
How many of us are quick to criticize or find fault with ourselves or with others? How many of us notice weakness before we notice strength? Perhaps, you are already attuned to the innate goodness in some people… How about making it a habit to see the light that shines within our enemies, as well as within people we admire or like?
We all need to feel we matter and are appreciated (that is human nature as well as being innate in certain species of animal) and when we show our appreciation of and to others, it is often reciprocated. This is a good daily practice because we tend to get caught up in our expectations for ourselves and others, noticing and pointing out our own or others’ failings or weaknesses instead of focusing on the positive qualities or strengths. Everyone does something well and has some positive qualities. Approval and positive feedback motivate people to repeat those positive behaviors, much more than disapproval and negative feedback deter negative behavior. If we think about how good it feels to be complimented, maybe we can set a daily goal of giving a compliment to each person we encounter. Even people who we see as negative… surely you can find one positive thing in even the most frustrating of people. God certainly would! Remember we were all created by God, and in God’s image. Surely that counts for something!
c. Lisa Pearlman 5/8/12