Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well - Voltaire
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One of the major goals of human life is to evolve in consciousness through our interaction with the world.It is important to remember that evolution of consciousness doesn't mean mere intellectual or mental development.It is even more essential to evolve emotionally & spiritually.Spiritually,because that is exactly who we all essentially are;spirits in human form.However much we may attempt to ignore,deny or decry this fact .And evolving our consciousness has to inevitably unfold through our interaction with this interesting, material world.
This includes the most important ingredient;other people and our relationship with them,our dealing with them.And even more critically,the influence of our social dealings on our own consciousness.
So here goes……..
1.Ignore The Obvious “Small Things” In Others.
Everybody has some obvious weak spots,that make them human.And they are okay despite the obvious warts and moles in their personality,in fact there is an element of good in their shortcoming.Not because they are literally perfect but because you get an opportunity to practice your greatness.Yes you can and must become great through your dealing with others people.
2.Practice It Consistently In Daily Life.
Habits are important in formulating your responses on a consistent basis.This is in fact the basis of character building.Consistently practice being good to people you interact with. So when you meet others make it a point to project good intent in your eyes,in your tone,your words,and in your feelings.It is a constant,relentless commitment.Not some sporadic fleeting wave of do good emotion.
3.Emulate The Good Samaritan.
Do good for others.Help them unconditionally ,without expecting anything in return.This attitude not only fortifies your resolve to clear your karma but it also strengthens your moral muscles.
4.Become A Giver.
Yes become a giver.Have an attitude of giving to people.Do you know that even liking and enjoying other people’s company is an act of giving?That’s because you are giving your intention of appreciation and liking,as you hold back your social programming of judging and criticizing.
Sir Richard Branson,the great leader, achiever and legendary tycoon, consistently stresses on the importance of liking people,if you genuinely intend to be a great leader and achiever.So get into the habit of giving your attention to the good in others always.When you meet someone,speak about them ,or even think of them focus on their good only.Particularly when you are physically with them, radiate strong vibes of good intent.It may take some practice if you are not accustomed to this line of thinking.But the results are phenomenal simply because the law of attraction quickly goes to work here.You can try it anytime ,with anyone.
Just drop your constant search beam of doubt,suspicion,ill will, judgment for a while and see what unfolds .What you give out must come back to you.You may say “that’s all very well,but I am a police detective and my job requires me to look out for suspects ”.Well that is a professional and functional necessity but even then it does not mean the policeman must go around suspecting everybody under the sun.Apart from a scientific professional approach to his job he doesn't have to muddy his “emotional body”,on a permanent basis.
You may be a corporate executive,or a successful businessman who cannot afford to let quality of product or service decline on the professional front.By all means,you must do all that is necessary to execute your professional charter honestly.But it is worth asking yourself ,“is unkindness,rudeness,ill intent,criticism the only solution to the sincere professional conduct?
5.The Attitude Of Letting Go.
There is really no need to go ballistic over minor stuff.And this is where your resilience and perspective comes in . Someone rightly said about putting things in correct perspective “all issues are minor issues”.Nothing really is so serious that you must get worked up and negative towards someone for things that will be forgotten squarely a week later.
Don’t hold grudges (a silent cousin of ill will) because they have a habit of pinning you down with their dead weight,while you are grasping on to them.You are the one being harmed eventually.Just let some things go.Almost everybody is different and they have a right to be so,whether that pleases you or not.And your job is not to change others.