Early in the spring of 2010, Tess of The Bold Life wrote on her blog her survival solutions for this economic crisis. I copied off this blog post and tacked it to our bulletin board. When I came downstairs first thing in the morning, this post caught my eye and I read her amazing and positive words.
As I conclude my August series on personal change, I wanted to share with you this impressive list because it helped me move forward and I believe it will help others. Thank you, Tess for granting me permission to share your bold words.
I hear the same questions in many conversations, “When will the economy turn around?” Or “How are we ever going to get out of this mess?”
Usually the questions are answered with attack, criticism and condemnation. Today I am going to give you my solution.
We have to embrace infinity inside a finite body.
We have to see unity and oneness where there is prejudice and hate.
We have to believe in goodness even in the midst of distraction.
We have to believe in prosperity when the media speaks of lack and scarcity.
We have to believe in infinite opportunities when so many people are out of work.
We have to embrace appreciation and gratitude when surrounded by unpredictability.
We have to believe this is a greatest moment of our life when people are without basic needs.
We have to discover freedom when our mind wants to imprison us.
We have to believe in our worthiness while people bash and blame us.
We have to choose peace when insanity and anxiety are prevalent.
We have to maintain our sense of integrity and dignity in the time of broken promises and lack of honesty.
We have to wish for everyone what we want desperately for ourselves.
We have to be content with what we have in a world of desperation, competition and striving.
We have to see beauty where there is harshness and pain.
We have to feel safe and protected in spite of the perplexities of our times.
We have to forgive seventy times seventy in a world that is filled with hatred and cruelty.
We have to believe it’s all about love in a time of fear.
The question is no longer how or when.
The question becomes will you do your part?
Leave your thoughts and solutions below.
I have found great wisdom in Tess’s words. I have found peace in reading Tess’s words. I am hoping you will find inspiration in the sharing of her words again today.