In my journal writing I strive to step outside my usual way of thinking about my challenges and open to another perspective in order to get the bigger picture. So, often, I write from this perspective in order to coach myself when I need it. This is a condensed bit of that guidance, from several years ago, I came across today and still resonates with me.
"Your World is So Waiting for You"
The world you want is waiting for you - the world you dream of and want to be a part of - not some cruel, scary dog-eat-dog world. It is the world you wish to create for yourself. That is the world waiting. That world loves you and when you acknowledge this, you are loving life.
Today when you pass something you hate, send love rather than resistance, and you will place yourself in the middle of a great cloud parting at that moment . You do not wait to bandage a bleeding wound. This is how quickly we ask you to move to act internally. We ask you to understand that when you feel pain or discomfort, anger, frustration etc. a cut has opened and you are losing blood = joy. And you don't want to weaken yourself by waiting too long to stop the bleeding. You get the bandage and work to help stop the loss now.
This is what we want for you: to tend to the loss of Joy now - loss of connection to life now. Don't stand around complaining about it - act- care for it. Act with love, to care for the wound. Right away. When you do - the loss stops and you do not become weakened by the experience, nor exhausted by it.
This is the I love you. Tend it. And when you do? The "loss" stops - the sense of despair, of losing connection (=joy) with life and meaning - stops. It has to because you're back in touch. It is life giving.
From the Inside