today the car I called arrived on the other side of the street
my ego wanted to say, “hey! the address is across the street”
then I remembered, life is not about you. what is happening for this person? at least you have the car.
can i remember not to think of myself as so important in the future?
today a man was playing the trumpet in the park
i wondered about his life and how beautifully he played and all the time it took him to learn
so, i sat there and listened to every note he played, so grateful to be able to hear a piece of his life.
can I remember to always be so grateful and present?
today my friend interrupted me when I was speaking, and seemingly changed the subject
i thought, “this has nothing to do with what I am talking about, but whatever“
then i realized that i am not the center of the universe and maybe he needs to speak and i need to hear what he is saying. be grateful you even have a friend in this world.
can i remember to listen as much as i speak and that every person i meet is my teacher?
today i was focusing on a particular part of culture that I like to avoid, that doesn’t resonate with me
i said, “i have to avoid people who think this way, because i don’t want to be like them”
then i remembered that another perspective is that i am grateful to have this awareness and that i would like to instead focusing on that gratitude and how i can contribute to the world and help others, instead of avoid them.
can i remember to get the fuck off my high horse and that, essentailly, I am no one?
today i remembered that i don’t know what my parents went through and that they treated me the way they did because they were hurt and they were doing their best
i thought, “i have no idea the pain they have and i am at least grateful that they provided me with a life that was privileged enough that i could focus on improving my state of mind and connect to my higher self
i remembered that i am standing on the shoulders of people who struggled and i was able to learn from their struggle, and the lessons i learned are their gift to me
can i remember that everyone is doing their best and to meet them with love and gratitude?
today i remembered to be grateful