Instead of burdening yourself guessing what someone may be thinking of feeling, just ask them. This goes the other way around. Don’t expect someone to know what your internal experience is unless you’ve told them. We all rely on assumptions to some degree, but many times what we think others are thinking are just our thoughts. The only way to truly know is to ask.
Say “yes” to invitations that require you to be brave even if you don’t feel ready.
We don't fully create our future on our own. We are co-creators. There’s a part of our life that’s out of our hands. The part we have no control over. But we can take the part that’s in our hands and do the best we can with it.
The way you can predict your future is by observing how, where, and with whom you spend your time today. Your future is a direct response to the thoughts you feed and actions you take today.
So even though we are co-creating, it’s not completely true that we can’t predict our future. For example…
By observing your thoughts and the way you talk to yourself, you can predict how you will fee. By noticing how you feel, you can predict what actions you will take. Depending on actions you take, you can predict what kind of reality you will create.
Take a moment to consider:
Examining the past can help clarify many of our problems, but healing doesn't occur in the past. It occurs in the present. There is practically a mania these days for blaming the events of our childhood for our current despair. What the ego doesn't want us to see is that our pain doesn't come from the love we weren't given in the past, but from the love we ourselves aren't giving in the present.