If a million people, individually, say “there’s not much I can do, my contribution won’t make a difference” then, of course, they’re right. But if a million people say “I’ll do what I can, it may not be much but I’ll do it anyway” then you have a force so powerful that governments and corporations take notice and positive change is possible.
You do not have to save the world, you just have to do your bit knowing that, however insignificant it may seem at the time, you are part of the unfolding perfection of the universe. You have a part to play, and there are no bit parts, so play it joyfully.
That is all.
Or how to deal with the fact that your life doesn’t suck any more!
It’s true, but it seems like a strange thing to say; living in a constant state of joy, ease, bliss, peace, love, harmony and abundance can take a bit of getting used to!
The problem, I think, is that ego, the personality, for many of us is so used to dealing with quite the opposite of this that, when things take a dramatic turn for the better, it starts to get worried. Far from embracing and enjoying this new emotional wellbeing, it pines for the old and familiar, and will try to take us back there to ease its discomfort!
It all started when I read a blog post by the inimitable Randy Gage in which he talks about his appalling customer service experiences when buying a car.
He dreamt of a monkey whose
SMILE lit up his soul like sunshine.
He held out his heart to her,
so RADIANT, so splendid and so new.
She took him in her arms and
he felt truly, perfectly, at PEACE.
A WONDERFUL story, both lyrical and beautiful, about finding true and enduring love. Let Love Monkey bring a smile to your heart with another superb animation from Edward Monkton.
A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself over the edge.
The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him.
Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away the vine. The man then saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other.
How sweet it tasted.
Remember that your life is not in the past, regretting your decisions and perceived mistakes. And life is not in the future, fearing what might be or putting off enjoyment to ‘someday when…’. No, life is now. Living is now. Happiness, joy, love, bliss – all now, in this moment.
So stop to smell the roses, enjoy the beautiful sunsets, hear the music. Enjoy all the little moments. There are no ordinary moments, but you have to be here, present, now to enjoy them. And, of course, if you see strawberries – stop, enjoy, now, take a minute to forget about your tigers. Sweet 🙂
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He is so happy!
Geoffry Palmer is perfectly cast as narator in this
brilliant, short animation of the Edward Monkton book.
May his JOYFUL SMILE remind us how much
there is to be HAPPY about
Enjoy and share 🙂
It’s a funny thing, but when you go through life being unreasonably happy, full of joy and positivity, with a big smile on your face and not a bad word to say about anything or anybody, some people are going to look at you like you’re a bit weird. Actually, not that funny, it’s rather sad, but it seems to be true. Here’s an example… Continue reading Be Happy – regardless!