The past few weeks I’ve met people who’ve said they found me so relaxed, positive, and calming, where they felt relaxed, and peaceful hanging and chatting with me.
Yesterday a young man said almost the same. He asked me if I knew that and if people said that to me.
I smiled. That felt good, it was nice to hear.
I told him, yes, lately I had. And that it made me feel good, because it told me I was doing better at being a better person.
I told him I used to be impatient. I had a bit of a temper. I was very pessimistic and sarcastic.
Then I lost a lot of things in life, and rather than get angry and bitter, I surrendered myself. I meditated a lot. A lot of self reflection as to who I really was, what I really wanted in life and out of life and what was truly important to me. Happiness. And from that I appreciated the moments in life. The little things.
I told him it was a long process of meditation, becoming a Buddhist from it, and a lot of work rewiring my brain and how I thought. 5 years of real work, yet I am still a work in progress, everyday working on myself. Changing what I can, and letting go of what I can’t, and a lot of forgiveness along the way.
And because of what he said, I told him, made me feel good, because it told me I was on the right path. I had become a new person. And I had to lose a lot, to gain a lot spiritually.
He found that inspiring.
I told him. Be happy. Take time out to enjoy the little things. Always see the world around you because it’s going on. Appreciate things more. Even the simplest. Always be kind. Always choose love. Always work hard on yourself. And maybe a stranger or a friend will tell you in some way how good your doing. He smiled.
May peace, love, and happiness find you and surround you my fellow babies!