Each day I wake up and I ask myself “who do I want to show up today as?” Do I want to be an asshole or do I want to be a warm and loving man who embraces the true nature of those that I interact with? I want to be the latter of course. Most people think that some people are nice and kind while others are simply more challenged.
The truth is most of us desire to be kind and compassionate and under the right circumstances most of us are. But what if we don’t have the right circumstances? We must decide ahead of time who we really want to reflect into the world. This means that love, kindness and compassion are actions born of our choices each day and moment.
We can’t just hope for good circumstances because we all get a mixed bag of bullshit each day. Some good stuff and some challenging stuff. So it is in these moments we make our choices to either lean into our loving side or something else.
My recommendation is to actively cultivate that which you wish to experience in each interaction no matter how others may behave. If I need others to be nice in order for me to be nice I am really just hoping for good experiences. But if I decide to be kind or loving no matter what I am receiving from others then I have cracked the code and I am really in control of my experiences.
This can be tougher than it sounds but we just need to ask ourselves do we want to be reactionary in our lives leaving our responses up to others or do we want control over our feelings and what we get out of our interactions. If we want control then we must be intentional.
So wake up and ask yourself who do you want to show up to with others today? Then go find a way to cultivate what you want to feel within you first and I will be much easier to reflect this outward in all your interactions.
I am love. I am joy. I am so very good and so are each one of you.
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