I’ve noticed a change in myself. I’m becoming more aware of my judgements and more aware of my frustrations with situations and people’s reactions that don’t go as I imagine they will (or should).
At first I thought these reactions meant I was coming more into my own, that I was becoming more self-empowered. But today I reflected on it further. I believe it does have to do with self-empowerment; However, it means I am on the road to self-empowerment. I am not becoming more self-empowered by being more stubborn and opinionated. Yes, I am beginning to take more notice of myself and what I believe. I am developing more confidence, strength. But the frustration itself stems from misunderstanding — we learn in metaphysics class that anger comes from misunderstanding. So, then, what do I need to understand?
I need to understand self-empowerment! True self-empowerment. I cannot change my environment. I cannot change other people. I cannot change situations. But I can change myself. I can change how I view a situation; I can change how I react to a situation. And I can become centered within myself; as the world around me spins like crazy, I can maintain my core. I can know I AM, know my Creator, and know light and love.
And when I know these, truly, truly know all of this — all frustrations will melt away, opinions will be irrelevant, and I will live in eternal joy.