|Pink Flowers, Blue Sky|
Key West, 2000
because you already have it.
I've been wanting to write about this for a while and it seems to have repeatedly shown up lately, so it seems like an appropriate time. Here is what it looks like when it plays out in life.....
me: If you believe that, why would it bother you if she said or implied that you were? Do you really believe that you are not stupid?
Here is the key - Whatever you are looking for someone else to give to you (in this case - not feeling stupid) is what I am suggesting you should give to yourself. In fact, I would go so far as to suggest you already are it as the Tolle quote says above, but one step at a time.... that may be another post for another day!
So, I'll pose to you, the next step in my conversation with my friend above. What color is the sky? Take a look at the photo above. Most people would agree that the "normal" color of the sky is blue. (I know there are all kinds of arguments to be made here theories about why the sky only appears blue.... it is gray on cloudy days.... white on snowy days.... black at night..... red and orange at sunset.... and can even turn green when bad weather approaches, but humor me please and play along for a moment.)
So - the sky is blue. You have a KNOWING about this. No one can tell you that the sky isn't blue. Right?
This could show up in numerous ways in every day life! How many of these do you recognize in people around you or even in yourself?
the person who seems to need compliments from those around them...
the person who wants to be the center of attention....