"We must approach our Eternal Father with broken hearts and teachable minds.
We must be willing to learn and to change. And, oh, how much we gain by
committing to live the life our Heavenly Father intends for us."
I recently had a argument with someone I deeply love.
I was frustrated and mad. I cried and was very hurt.
I stewed over the words which were spoken to me that day, and the pain
I felt, and the more I thought, the more mad I became.
After hours of thinking up the best "comebacks" I was ready to confront
this person and lay it on...thick.
I went to this person to explain my thoughts and frustrations,
Just as I was about to let it rip, I felt something inside my heart.
It was warm and soft and melted away all my pain.
I was able to convey my thoughts rationally and calmly.
My heart was open to listen and understand.
Soon enough I realized I had totally been wrong on a lot of
what I was sure I knew.
We had misread and mistreated one another because we both thought
we were right and knew best.
"... none of us likes to admit when we are drifting off the right course.
Often we try to avoid looking deeply into our souls and confronting
our weaknesses, limitations, and fears.
Consequently, when we do examine our lives, we look through
the filter of biases, excuses, and stories we tell ourselves in
order to justify unworthy thoughts and actions".
I want to be teachable, I want to be the good change in all my relationships.
I want to be the first to say sorry.
I know seeing myself with clear honest eyes IS essential and
the first step in my personal and spiritual growth.
But it all starts with my desire to change,
and I can do that.
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