A DREAM OF HOPE
I’m still trying to improve my relationships with my God, myself, and the people I love.
As the dawn of 2024 arrives in our lives, I thought about making some New Year’s Resolutions.
Sadly, I rarely keep them. In fact, I make so many mistakes it scares me. Sometimes I think I’m doing the right thing only to discover that I have mucked it up again horribly. Good intentions mean nothing if my words and actions cause pain.
As I study the lives of the people in history that I admire, their words teach me the truths that they considered important. It is my job to put those truths to work in my life to the best of my ability.
At the age of 77, you’d think I might have learned a thing or two. I have. The biggest truth I’ve learned is that I know nothing.
I’m a fallible human being, riddled with insecurities and often ruled by emotions I cannot control. The light of the Great Truths inspires me to get up anew each morning and try to do the next right thing for me and for those I love.
I believe I am a spiritual being having a physical experience while I live on this planet. I have come to understand and to believe that my spiritual development should be the only important goal in my life.
A physical existence means many challenges here on planet earth. The diversity of human beings here, each bristling with their individual strengths and weaknesses, almost always creates conflict. How can we resolve these conflicts without anger and pain? We cannot.
All we can do is to try to be a little kinder. Try to make fewer mistakes. Make amends for our wrongdoings promptly. And try to love a little more each day.
That is my hope today.
What do you think?
These are my thoughts on “A Dream of Hope” today, January 1, 2024