Is it naively romantic to want a world where everybody treats one another the way they want to be treated?
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this here on my blog, or if it’s only been on my social media that I’ve talked about this incredible book I’ve been working with since early March. It’s this phenomenal manifestation book titled: GET WHAT YOU WANT, by Tony Burroughs.
Now for each of us, getting what we want can be as different as our physical make ups. Somebody may buy this book because they want to bring more prosperity into their lives, or they want to find a soul mate partner, or make a life change within their careers. Whatever the change is that you want to see in your lives is, I swear to you that this book can help you make it, get your desired outcome and live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
I mean technically, the book WON’T do it for YOU, you have to do the work, obviously. But trust me when I say I’ve read many, many books on managing my super A type OCD personality, I’ve seen numerous therapists and doctors, and nothing has brought me to this place of peace I’m currently basking in as this book has done. I don’t want to get all Oprah on you, but my friends, you need this book in your life. Okay, well maybe not all of you need this book in your life, somebody like Yannick doesn’t need this sort of book in his life, as all the lessons/messages in it are things he naturally lives in and by. If however you’re more like me, and tend to run a little hot, meaning your highs are super high, but so are your lows, and you desire balance, then go and get this book.
I am OBSESSED WITH IT.
In fact I credit it to helping me manage our online troll, whom I happen to know reads my blog…so don’t worry darling, we know that you scrubbed our Instagram accounts clean of your hate filled vile comments. But you should know that you did that too little too late, because you were already being watched, and everything you wrote; we have all the read receipts for. Which means that if we’ve done our jobs right, this is most likely going to be the last time you’re able to treat anybody this way on social media. And I for one am glad for that. You see, I’m made of strong stock Troll, I’ve been through some terrible things that didn’t crush me, or cause me to shrink back and live a life in the shadows like a victim. Did you really think you were going to be the person who did? Nah. Especially because you went after my kids. If you had stuck to Yannick and me I probably would have just let you spin yourself into a mad frenzy. But you broke the cardinal rule and went after my girls. Bad move. Bad, bad move.
Moving on back to the happiness of today’s post.
You might be asking, “how did this book help you deal with the troll, cuz it sounds like you did it exactly how you normally would have dealt with one in the past.” But I didn’t. I was much more calm, I didn’t stoop to hatred and cut her off at the knees by saying all the cruel things that I could have said to her. I didn’t say all the mean and ugly responses that I could have if I wanted to play the “eye for an eye” game. Remember how I’ve shared in the past that I’m way more of who says the nastiest thing and yells the longest wins? Yeah that’s my fighting instinct, and I would have unleashed that upon her IF I wasn’t in the middle of this powerful and amazing book. Instead, thanks in large part to the book I decided to have empathy, and to find the humor in her senseless comments and leave it at that. Not engaging in hatred, but more or less playing along, agreeing with all the flaws she found in me that she thought were insults, but that I accept as truths about my humanness. And the reason for that has a lot to do with this particular passage from yesterday’s Get What You Want intention, that struck me so deeply, and that is so profoundly perfect in its simplicity:
That’s why human beings are here–to live their lives fully and freely.
IN TODAY’S TOPSY-TURVY WORLD, WE SEEM TO have set aside any guidelines for relating to one another. If we were to believe everything we see and hear in the media, it’s all just fine and dandy for us to do anything we like to somebody else.
Certainly, our current world leaders set the worst of examples, advocating violence at every turn; while our true heroes–the ones who have the courage and integrity to stand up on behalf of life’s virtues–go mostly unnoticed nowadays.
Fortunately, the media isn’t the only source we have for guidance and information. We have our won inner guidance that will tell us how to relate to each other in all situations if we will only use it.
Back in the early 70’s, by first teacher, B.J., passed an interesting idea along to me about how to behave toward one another. I’ll pass it on to you now so you can try it on for you size and see how it works for you. He said that one of the great rules of life is that you can give yourself all the pleasure you like, just as long as nobody else is getting pain because you’re giving yourself pleasure.
MY INTENTION FOR TODAY IS:
I intend that I am doing no harm.
Amen! Love SB