I have come to notice a change taking place inside me as I walk on this path of Spiritual discovery. I have become uncomfortable when either I participate in or observe other people participate in speaking behind the backs of others even if it seems righteously justified. How do I share this with those in my atmosphere without being judgmental? With love. It is my earnest feeling that participating in negative talk about others stifles my ability to hear Spirit and feel the Oneness of the universe. I endeavor to experience self mastery in this area. This does not only encompass how I speak (or think) about those in my immediate circle, job, or neighborhood but also those in public positions within the city, state, country and world. My words and thoughts go out into the universe and come back to me in the same nature I gave them. So sweet people, I choose to love; truly love by guarding the backs of people that are not there to defend themselves no matter what my opinion is and to remind us all that growth and change come as we choose the greater good which is to tread lightly, speak softly, love deeply and harm none.
~Sue Robson, RScP
Originally published May 9, 2009