We can ask ourselves, What is this
experience here to teach me? How can I grow
through this? Perhaps we’re being taught the
art of surrender. Maybe we’re being shown
how powerful we are. Possibly, we’re looking
at the neon sign pointing us to a long-held
judgment we’re ready to release.
No one can tell you what your possibilities
are for growth in any situation. You must
uncover them for yourself and discover how
to shift your focus from the negative to the
affirmative, align with principle, and move
through the circumstance more quickly and
Compassion and self-forgiveness: This
work is not easy. When you set out to bring the
first principle with you everywhere you go as
an active practice, you’ll forget—often. I know
I do. You’ll fail a lot too. Just before sitting to
write this, I failed in a parking lot with another
driver going the wrong way down a one-way
It’s okay to forget. It’s okay to fail.
Compassion is the key. You will never berate
yourself into compliance or shame yourself
out of old ways of being. Instead, open your
compassionate heart to yourself. Forgive your
false beliefs. Forgive yourself for judging
yourself as a failure because you didn’t quite
show up the way you intended. As you do so,
you’ll be able to let go of old ways of being
much more rapidly so you can establish a new
life in this powerful principle.
Remember the most important part: There
is only one presence and one power. It is
unconditional love, omnipotent good—
whole, complete, and perfect in every way.
As the only life that exists, it is the life
you live. You are that unconditional love.
You are that omnipotent good. You are the
power that birthed the universe, and you
can use that power to create a life beyond
your wildest dreams!
Know this, because God knows this about
you. My God, you’re amazing!
WE CAN ASK
IS THIS EXPERIENCE
HERE TO TEACH ME?
HOW CAN I GROW