What if, when you woke up tomorrow, everyone around you told the truth about their lives, their marriages, their financial situations, their kids?
What if, when you went to work, it was okay for ANYONE to ask for help, for support? What if there weren’t any repercussions for speaking up at meetings, for telling the truth about how things were really going? What if you weren’t afraid to be the kid at the Emperor’s Parade to display his New Clothes?
What if all our candidates and representatives started telling the truth? What if they could only talk about what they could bring to the job instead of what’s wrong with the other person?
Have you ever been with someone when they were making their transition on their last day? What really mattered to them at that point?
What if you could fast-forward to the last day of your life? Your spouse’s life? You know, sort of like the way the Ghost of Christmas Future took Ebeneezer Scrooge to meet his maker. But in this case, your own Spirit of Goodness took you to your last day and you could really see and feel in your heart of hearts the serenity that must come when nothing else matters but the love and peace you have given and received.
Would you still be angry at anyone? Would you still hold a grudge? Would you still be afraid about money, retirement, the kids – anything at all?
I believe that all turmoil will be resolved on that day – my last day. And, believing that, I try and borrow a bit of the serenity I know will be there that day. I try and see myself, unfettered by fear and resentment and disappointment of any kind.
Because you and I both know it will no longer matter then.
Anyway, I try and see my future me – totally free of all that – and then, I try to bring that spirit of forgiveness into THIS day.
P.S. In the Wisdom Circle space below, please tell us what totally important thing is bothering you today that won’t matter one whit in the end. Can you “act as if” you have Last Day Serenity today?
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