Eventually everyone begins to recognize, however dimly, that there must be a better way. As this recognition becomes more firmly established, it becomes a turning point. ~ ACIM T2.III.6
Are you not tired of raising your voice to try to settle an issue? Are you not sick and tired of trying to change the person closest to you? Why not stop arguing and start listening?
When the storm is over, you sit alone in the living room feeling empty and lost. You hold on to the resentment while your loved ones left the house. Then you begin to question yourself, have you done the right thing? In your quietest moment, you wish you hadn’t said what you had just said. “However dimly,” you know, “ that there must be a better way.”
You’ve scolded, accused, blamed, finger-pointed, abused the person you loved the most. You did the same in your office, with your co-worker, and wonder why good things never happen to you. Of course, you were not aware. Maybe tomorrow, maybe years later, you look back and realize that after all these years, you still carried with you the same bitterness. Now you want a redemption. Your heart knows when it is the time to make amends. Your heart misses a beat when you watch a movie, read a sentence in an article, overheard someone mentioned about love. Those are waking-up moments for you to take another look at all the mistakes you’ve made. There is always a better way and that mistakes can be corrected. With the new thoughts, it becomes your turning point.
The staff whom you have accused of giving you a bad report. The cleaner whom you shooed away because of a cup of bad coffee. The client whom gave it back to you. You have every reason to feel down, depleted of energy, as if by giving up on life would be the best thing to do. Yet, however dimly, you know there must be a better way.
The better way is – Love.
Listen with an open heart.
Bring joy to your work place.
Respect each other’s opinion.
As this recognition becomes more firmly established, it becomes a turning point.