Listen to my thoughts about Gerald G. Jampolsky's inspirational quote in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about where I live in West Yorkshire (England!) - yep, it's my garden in the video again. Ooh, I love it there, I do...
What I Wonder...
(NOTE: Yes, I wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
So, as I said in the video, this is a powerful inspirational quote IF we can truly embrace it in our lives.
This is NOT easy, though. Much easier to find fault, to point the finger, and to consider someone's (bad) actions as something we would never do.
And whether we would never do such a bad thing - and we would, if we were able to truly see ourselves, and not just our justifications for our behaviour sometime - or not, it isn't really important.
As I say in the video, nobody is perfect.
Okay, nobody is perfect. What does that mean, then? Well, it means that people - including you - are going to make mistakes, are going to get things wrong, are not going to give of their best.
OR, just as important, people are very liable to do things differently to you.
And you can either accept that just as nobody is perfect so it's also true that everybody is different.
And then... Well, then imagine living in a world where everyone is different but you want to make them all like you. What a life of suffering would be in store for you!
Much better to understand (and embrace) Gerald G Jampolsky's words, I think. How about you? What do you think to this inspirational quote? Would love to find out.