Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Grass is Always Greener...

I have Lawn Envy. Our neighbors yard is immaculately cared for. Their lawn is almost free from moss or weeds. I admire it each time I drive by.

Envy is defined as painful or resentful awareness of another’s advantages. We have a great yard and lawn, in fact we often receive compliments about it. But when I move into that place of envy, I forget to be thankful for what I have. Gratitude is a healing practice and it can't be practiced too often. It is helping me overcome my Lawn Envy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Judging blocks Love

I judged someone recently. I thought she wasn’t doing what she agreed to do and so I emailed and told her what I thought. She called and graciously thanked me for checking in on her. She told me her grandfather became very ill and she had to take him to the hospital. Needless to say, I felt pretty bad. Instead of truly checking in to see how she was, I just judged her.

Righteousness can be an ugly thing. It creates separation and division. It blocks the flow of love. By stopping the flow of love, it stops the flow of Good for everyone. I learned a valuable lesson.