Service is the answer to most of if not all the challenges we are going through. It seems the bigger the challenge the less we want to forgive and love, that is exactly when we need it the most. Think about it this way, wouldn't you want someone to love and forgive you for your mistakes?
I find most people are harder on themselves than on others. We all need to learn to love ourselves; I am a work in progress, there are days I love myself fully and days I wonder how anyone could even like me. Thankfully the latter thoughts are less common, with every positive thought and affirmation my negative thoughts are becoming less and less.
I've always known the answer, however; I've never truly believed it until recently. It took reconnecting with David to see how he has compassion and love for me even though I was totally living my life out of alignment. He encouraged me to be the best me, he believed in me, he showed me that the change I so desired was possible.
In a few short months I have turned my life around by 180 degrees, which I had never thought was possible. I'm here to say it's not only possible, it's actually easy; I know, I know, I know. You're all saying easy? Yes easy, you just have to change you're thoughts and change who you hang out with. Because 'Who you hang out with is who you become'. I paraphrased that quote but it still means what I'm trying to convey.
Six months ago, I was lost and wondering in the dark thinking there was no way out. I was fearful it would always be that way so I never tried to change it (for fear of failure). Haven't I tried to make all these changes in the past? What could make this time different? Me, I will make the outcome different, I have the choice, it is up to me.
No challenge is too much or too difficult to over come. Only our limited thoughts and beliefs that have us trapped in that thought pattern. We are all capable of so much more than we think we are, I think that's the scary part, succeeding... We all say we want that but we shy away from it at all costs.
What we need to do is serve each other in small ways or big ways; however, the service opportunities come into our life. We need to give this service with love and compassion and mostly we have to give it without judging. I think that is the hardest thing to do because when we are giving service, sometimes the problem is due to the individuals own choices. We need to forgive and move on, it is not for us to judge, it is only for us to serve.