The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Human Nature Applied To Expressions

When was the last time you received a compliment completely unexpectedly - not necessarily about something that you felt you deserved or had earned - meaning official recognition but a compliment that came out of the blue - really surprised you and left you feeling nice afterwards - like a little glow so to speak.

How often that can change our day or help us to feel reassured of the value of life. Think about how good that experience would be or could be or has been and look around for the next week or two. See if you can find people that you know or situations where it is alright to compliment somebody that's a complete stranger about something simple and normal and in no way would be crossing over a boundary or be an insult.

Do the best you can and consider it to be an investment. Also don't assume that if somebody gives you a compliment that it means they want something from you.

In this day and age we're often trained by the entertainment industry, sometimes unintentionally, or by life to believe in the worst in people. Very often though the people that you might be afraid of that will be potentially providing the worst might be having the same fears about you.

Practice in front of a mirror making looks that not only will keep threatening people away from you, as you might have done in the past but also making looks that would be friendly. Consider the kind of look that you would like from people and see if you can put it into your eyes.

I feel that in these times the real clue to knowing who's safe to be around is in the eyes. It isn't always something you can count on but very often it will be helpful and while you're at it if you feel like it you could say the following Living Prayer, "I am asking that all those beings that I meet or even come close to be safe and comfortable and benevolent for me to be near and that I be safe and comfortable and benevolent for them to be near."

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

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