I once knew a mother who had four children and I’ve never met a more organized person.
When I say that she was on top of everything, she was on top of everything. Her home was immaculate, she competed in fitness competitions, and she ran a business. She would even pack up all four of her kids and take them snowboarding, by herself, all the while I stared in awe.
This woman taught me discipline and absolutely no excuses. She really was extraordinary.
I’ve also met people who are genius at numbers and financial planning; they just have a knack for it.
For these people, wealth creation is a game. They can whip together a financial plan with ease because to them, it is their art.
The point I’m trying to make is that we are all blessed with different gifts and talents to be shared with the world.
Every person that you meet is a window into another world. One that you can learn, and grow from, because we are all expressions of a greater whole.
The moment you proclaim to know everything is the same moment you seclude yourself on your own personal island of Know-It-All, which disconnects you from the rest of humanity.
Did you know that each and every one of us is a spark of divinity?
The Universe is experiencing itself through you and me and every life on this planet.
I used to be a closet fault-finder. I saw life through the lens of Abby’s World, and judged the characters in my story according to my own personal beliefs and guidelines. But you wanna know something?
The more I tried to correct others, and fix them, the more miserable I became.
It exhausted my energy. My mind was constantly in evaluation mode, observing, trying to figure people out. I always wondered what their angle was, or if they had a secret agenda.
It was pretty intense.
And I knew the problem wasn’t them.
The problem was with me.
I was being way too hard on myself internally, and it was reflected externally.
As I started to love myself – all of me – my flaws, imperfections, and my quirks, that’s when I noticed that my energy increased. It freed up a lot of space in my mind, and I felt a whole lot lighter.
When you awaken to this truth, you become more curious and less judgmental. You become less focused on correcting others, and more focused on embracing them for who they are.
If you look a little closer into someone’s eyes, you’ll see their soul, not their differences.
Love and compassion will take over you because you are looking at a mirror of yourself.
Perhaps you can extend a little more grace for people and their idiosyncrasies, more tolerance, and more acceptance, because of the unsurpassed grace that has been extended to you.
You will be love.
So the next time someone rubs you the wrong way, take a step back and remind yourself that you are looking at the entrance into another Universe filled with wonder, adventure, and so much more to learn from.
Stay open, stay curious.