Here’s what’s true:
There are always two roads to choose from when we’re feeling upset.
One road fuels the fire of our upset (anger, frustration, fear, grief, etc.).
One road fuels the fire of our growth in Spirit (peace, grace, wholeness, awareness, enlightenment, love, etc.)
As long as peace is your goal: keep your thought focused on good. Do not focus on other people or things (unless you’re being grateful for the good they bring to the table.) If another person’s name is in the conversation, you’ve just chosen the path of upset and you’re walking on a path that is not your business.
Let other people alone. Do not focus on their need of growth, the lessons they should have learned by now, what they need to be doing or thinking and why they’re not doing or thinking those things.
Focus on your own relationship to God. Focus on how your thought can be more pure and more loving. Keep your thought filled with Truth and it won’t be filled with upset.
Of course you have the choice to be angry and upset and go down the path that leads you to build up steam and eventually blow. Sometimes we feel we need to blow off steam to release the upset and anger. But know that is a choice.
Choosing the path of peace will also release the built up pressure. But it involves a different release – not a release resulting from a build up of falsity, but a release due to a build up of truth in thought, which automatically results in a lessening of falsity and therefore a lessening of pressure. The pressure we feel prompts us to check which path we’ve chosen to walk on and what we’re holding in our thought.
We all have the capacity to choose either path. And if we have the desire to be at peace, why wouldn’t we chose the path of peace? Do we think we’re not capable of staying on the path or that we’ll get distracted? We all have the focus, stamina, and strength (because it is of God) to choose the path of peace and to stay on the path once we’ve chosen it.
God loves us and says yes to whatever we choose, supporting our ability to think and choose and be free. The nature of God is abundant and supportive. So we might as well choose peace and love and be happy.
Addendum: We all have tasks to do during the day. But where our thought is during the doing of those tasks will determine our experience. We can focus on all the negative while we work, or we can focus on the good while we work. Our thought determines what we will experience while we do the tasks before us.
Choose well my dear friend. The universe supports you no matter which path you choose. But you do know from experience that you will be happier with yourself and with those around you if you choose the path of peace and goodness.
So much love!