When I moved to the UK, I was living out in the country, near Stonehenge and Salisbury. It is farm country there so I had to have a car in order to go anywhere.
It meant learning to drive on the other side of the road.
It also meant learning to drive a stick on the other side. Shifting with my left hand instead of what I’d grown up doing, shifting with my right.
This recalibration, and reorientation was a great workout for my brain. To this day, occasionally I get confused about what side of the road I’m supposed to be on.
Sometimes we avoid things that will be super challenging, whether it’s emotionally, mentally or physically. I’ve learned to welcome challenges, and even to seek them out, but I’m no longer interested in putting myself through difficulty if I don’t have to.
I can be challenged in a way that’s helpful and brings growth and I like that.
Life is often filled with emotional challenges that cause us to reach into our heart  and find the sweetness there. Sometimes we don’t want to, but that can be the very best time to say “Yes, I can!”
When painful thoughts are believed, emotions get triggered.
The way out of that is to feel our feelings without pouring gasoline on the fire. Fanning the flames of the fire and stoking it to see how big it can get are not kind. Let’s be kind.
Let’s burst the limits of our heart.
Let’s open ourselves to true compassion, extending Love to all.
Let’s challenge our mind to reject the thoughts that seem true, but only because we believed them in the past, not because they actually ARE true. Let’s liberate by using our spiritual practice to break the chains of the past.
We’re already free.
Let’s remember that simple truth.
Can we actually practice seeing things as neutral? Yes, we can. It stretches us. It’s good for us. And it costs us nothing extra, while bringing the Peace  of God. I like that a lot!
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