Situation: My relative disappointed me by not making what I considered to be a small effort to see me while I was in town. This of course dusted up all my old insecurities of worthiness.
My Approach: I settled down to meditate on this situation, and I started with a prayer.
Please God allow me to forgive the part of me that feels hurt when I think of her. She is a human with free will, and she owes me nothing. My expectation was misguided.
In my mind’s eye, I then saw a place that had been reserved for her in my heart. It was shown to me as a good sized storage space, but it only held a single wooden chair and some papers that were scattered on the floor. My intuition whispered to me, “This space could be put to much better use.”
I am always thinking about how I feel in response to situations. I try to understand why I feel the way I do and to decipher if I need to adjust my perspective. I’ll share my thought process with you in these personal reflections. I am a work in progress as these anecdotes will reveal. I hope they inspire you to reflect on your own situation and to have compassion for your personal growth.