We have the choice to shift out of turmoil. When we resist our experience or when we resist others, it creates internal friction. Our negative emotional reaction to what is happening around us will not help to fix our circumstances – it will just escalate our circumstances. If we can shift our internal state to one of peace instead, we can positively impact our experience and our external circumstances.
If we do not resist the experience then there is no resistance. If there is no resistance then there is no misunderstanding. If there is no misunderstanding then there is nothing in the way of the flow of peace.
Lay down your judgments – for judgments are words wielded as weapons. Even when you judge something as good, right, or positive, you are feeding the duality and strengthening your belief that other things are bad, wrong, or negative. So lay your judgments down and choose peace instead.
Your purpose is not to wage war with life. Your purpose is to see with spiritual eyes rather than the eyes of ego. For now, forgiveness is the means. Ultimately, you will not have to forgive because without resistance and judgments, there is nothing to forgive. Ultimately, you must value your own inner peace above your need to win and to be right.
Can you fathom, even for a second, loving yourself so much that there is no need react to anyone in any manner other than complete acceptance? Are you willing to look for the divine light in every person you meet? Can you imagine how peaceful the world would be if each of us took the responsibility for fostering the self-love and self-forgiveness necessary to live in a state of total acceptance? It is up to you.