Annapolis grad and nuclear submarine commander, former President Jimmy Carter famously said, “The United States is the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” We don’t like to see ourselves cast in this light, but the truth is that America, more than any other nation on earth, is the great promoter of violence.
Gratitude changes the lens through which you view life. It pulls you out of the morass of your daily ego struggles and reminds you of how much you are loveland supported. It also helps protect you from the destructive influences of envy, resentment, greed and bitterness.
This will be hard for some of you to hear, but everyone gets the life they need in order to advance their spiritual development. If you didn’t have a great deal of work to do, you could choose a life of minimal struggle. Others needed to do more work, so they chose lives that offered more conflict. And then there are those who, for whatever reason, chose to eat the whole whale in one sitting.
We are never sure about our worth, but the doubt of our worthiness is always lurking about in the shadows. And feeling unworthy is a measure of the state of our consciousness.
Whatever path you choose, recognize that your pain comes from your reluctance to embrace and move with The Universe’s greater truth. It isn’t about “them,” and it isn’t about God, your pain is yours. You create it.