Beautiful People

I have been thinking for a while about how grateful I am that everyone I know is so beautiful and loving.

So much so that if ever anyone appears who might seem at first to be an exception I want to make every effort to see that they really are beautiful and loving.

How can we do this?

One starting point is to recognize, as Neale Donald Walsch has said, that “Nobody does anything inappropriate given their model of the world.” Replacing judgement with understanding goes a long way towards enabling us to see the love and beauty which may have become obscured under a very different exterior appearance.

Recently I was visiting a place where I felt an atmosphere of misunderstanding, suspicion, and antagonism. Before my next visit I made a great effort to see the place and everyone there as full of light and love. Even I was surprised to find everyone so helpful, loving and kind!

Is this about changing other people? No, but we can change how they treat us if we change how we see them, especially if this is in the direction of seeing the love that is their true nature.

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4 Responses to Beautiful People

  1. Hi Archie,

    This is a beautiful and wise post. You have good loving people around you because it is from your heart perception and we all have this potential just sitting within us if we are heartful and mindful of love and wise attitudes. Sometimes we all get weary in the process and I have found that by truly and deeply loving myself I can make peace with those who are having stress and patterns that do not seem to serve them. It is amazing how the course of the interaction changes. Thanks for your post. Jo Ann

  2. Love this post Archie and the timing is PERFECT! I’m going to a board meeting tonight to ask the board to allow something in the neighborhood I live in. I was just telling someone how I already know what they’re going to say… and I caught myself, realizing that I am actually creating that unfavorable response with MY thinking. And then I find your post and it confirms what I already knew, but wasn’t practicing. As Earl Nightingale said, “we beome (and create) what we think about.”Thank you for this timely reminder.

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