Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Spiritual Solution

I started this blog because the cat I live with wakes me up each day at an ungodly hour and I was so enraged one morning that I prayed for help because I truly wanted to kill him.

When things happen to me that are disturbing in nature (from the mundane to the very serious) I seek what I like to call the Spiritual Solution in order to discover what is really going on.

The SS involves looking at the bigger picture and asking pretty deep questions: What is the message? How can I be of service? How am I attracting this? What can I change? How can I practice love here?

Living according to the Spiritual Solution is not easy. It's a narrow path. It's much easier to complain and be annoyed and resentful or have a pity party or give up altogether. But there's not much peace to be had by reacting emotionally to things or taking things personally. When I accept that there is something to be learned from difficult situations I am less likely to get depressed because I'm trusting in a Higher Plan.

Even though I fantasize about strangling my cat, I choose instead to love him, love him, love him.

"Do to us what you will and we will still love you."

Those are the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

He was an advocate for loving our enemies. Love them until they are worn down, love them until we are victorious.

This is a radical approach and I believe we must adopt it for everything that happens in our lives. Whatever we are fighting today, we must fight with love. We must love the thing we hate into submission.

Inspiring Message of the Day: I am willing to love my enemy because I believe that this is ultimately how I will win freedom.

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