One of the most beautiful aspects of life is that we’re not alone. We’re interconnected and interdependent. Whether we like it or not. Without a cooperative effort, much of life would be unbearable, and yet there are many times when I’ve felt momentarily resistant to being cooperative.
One of the primary ways I’ve experienced the ego identification was when I’ve felt that belligerence rise up within me and I’ve refused to cooperate. When I was younger, I felt it all the time. That haughty, resistant, argumentative attitude was one of the ways that I would reclaim my power when I felt a lack of power. I’d try to regain my power Now, I know better.
Opening my heart to collaboration and cooperation is my power! When we work together, we are so much stronger than when we work alone. Working together we can form a collective intelligence that is far greater and more powerful than anything I could create alone. It can also be far more satisfying.
Now, I prefer to be a bridge builder and a collaborator. The blessings are enormous and I am grateful every day!
A powerful daily spiritual practice is to find one significant way that you can cooperate more effectively with the people in your family, your workplace, school, or community.
By being willing to cooperate, I build a bridge. As I walk across the bridge, I bring with me an offering of my heart. By a simple act such as this I make the world a more peaceful place and that’s being truly helpful. It’s not so hard to fulfill your purpose when you know your purpose is simply to Love and be loved.
I feel so uplifted from our recent Living A Course in Miracles series of 11 free classes. I got to share so much about the expansion into Wisdom that’s unfolding for all of us. Sharing is so sweet! – the replays, downloads, and transcripts are all free and available to listen to right now. I’ve had so many e-mails from people telling me that they are really shifting their thinking and feeling so inspired and uplifted! YES! Perfect for a long holiday weekend!
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