A Vision for Lightheartedness
We see a world full of happy people – people who are having fun, laughing, playing innocently and enjoying their lives to the fullest. We see people everywhere taking time to recharge and recreate themselves by getting away from their work and regular routines for awhile. And we see people forgiving themselves and everyone else, regardless of the situations and circumstances.
For, in forgiving and letting all of the cares and concerns of life go, we have found a balance that allows us to function more efficiently, more happily, more joyfully. We see the world with new eyes. We have lightened our load, and in doing so, the seriousness and importances of life have given way to a feeling of peace within. Our hearts are lighter, which causes our bodies to be lighter, and the whole of our lives to be lighter. We have come into alignment with our core nature, which is light.
“There’s a first goal on the track that an individual turned aside from. … It’s the first unfinished cycle on the track. And it was at that time when the individual set out to do something, decided to use energy, power or space—whatever he was going to use—and discovered there was an obstacle in his path.
“And out of his own self-determinism, simply stopped going toward the goal he had first chosen and, without altering that postulate or without saying he wasn’t going toward that goal anymore, turned aside to batter down an obstacle he thought was interfering with his attainment of that goal. …
“It’s only when the individual drops away from his original and basic purpose and begins to fight those things which were merely interposed and then makes it an end of all existence simply to fight that obstacle or those obstacles, that we get an aberrated condition.”
“I found out that those young people who had some responsibility of one kind or another—not necessarily poverty; poverty and riches have very little to do with it—it’s responsibility. And those that had responsibility and so on got along well, matured well and their dignity was good. But those who were debarred from very much responsibility had a rather rough time of it. And this seemed to be a consistent factor.
“So I looked it over and found out that what they lacked in life was purpose. When they have high purpose they, of course, do have a game and they’re able to live. But if they’re given no purpose, if they’re just left to idle, they’re put into a no-game condition and they suffer from all of the vagaries of that condition. And these could be quite severe.”
“Avoid fight or flight, talk through differences.”
Leadership Consultant, Stephen R. Covey
Your action for today is to contact someone with whom you’ve had some differences and see if you can work them out.