Reading & Pondering Today 4-21

image“On Invoking Love

People who are always telling us what’s wrong with us don’t help us so much as they paralyze us with shame and guilt. People who accept us help us to feel good about ourselves, to relax, to find our way.

Accepting another person doesn’t mean we never share constructive suggestions. But like everything else, our behavior is not so much the issue as the energy it carries. If I’m criticizing someone in order to change them, that’s my ego talking.

If I’ve prayed and asked God to heal me of my judgment, however, and then I’m still led to communicate something, the style of my sharing will be one of love instead of fear.
It won’t carry the energy of attack, but rather of support.

Behavioral change is not enough. Covering an attack with sugary icing, with a sweet tone of voice, or therapeutic jargon, is not a miracle.

A miracle is an authentic switch from fear to love. When we speak from the ego, we will invoke the ego in others. When we speak from love, we will invoke their love.”

Excerpt From: Williamson, Marianne. “A Year of Miracles.”


About anitaskocz

ANITA JOYCE SKOCZ is a storyteller who resides in Central Florida. She credits her passion to her father, who dazzled her imagination as a child with his gift to weaver a tale. After a diving accident in 1978, Anita left the travel industry to journey the inner roads of her soul. The riches found on those adventures inward come to life in her children’s books. Anita’s books, “Crystal Star Angel” and “Kite Tale,” were inspired by the loving relationships her father had with his grandsons. From Where I Sit is a blog where Anita shares her life’s stories, or comments on current events from her soul’s perspective. Her insights can evoke laughter as well as take one on a reflective journey. In any case she hopes you join her each Wednesday for a new adventure.
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