“… every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” — From an Image found Online
I recently applied for a loan. The purpose was to make some improvements at my home and consolidate some credit card debt. My credit is good, something that hasn’t always been the case, but my income didn’t justify to the bank that they could make the loan. So I was rejected.
Gratefully, I’ve been diligently working my program, living in the solution, doing the daily deal, connected to source, and in a place where (as Deepak says) “I move through the day lighthearted and carefree knowing all is well.”
Because I’m already living in the attitude of gratitude, I took the rejection as a sign that I don’t need the loan, that everything is fine just as it is, and my life will actually be better without it.
This was not so in the past. When I was rejected I would immediately feel indignant, which means angry at what I perceived to be unfair treatment. That’s also known as a resentment, something that always leaves me feeling bad. And for what? Maybe I really am being re-directed to a something better, and if so, shouldn’t I feel joyful? You bet I should!
By incorporating daily rituals which allow me to live in a place of love, compassion, joy and equanimity, I get to see rejection in a new light, both acceptance and rejection are gifts, and my life feels as though it’s going exactly as it should. And when all of that is happening at once… ILML!
Good word, James!
“Acceptance” has been my spiritual & meditative Word for the last year and a half.
So awesome! Thanks!
Thanks Ruef! I love page 449, now 417 but I wanted others to know that it’s important to make changes when things that are unhealthy for us are happening in our life, rather than resigning to continue accepting them.