Mark Twain once said, "I've had thousands of problems in my life. A few of them were even real." I think this accurately frames the state of the human condition. We try to work ourselves into a frenzy, creating problem after problem that isn't actually real. When this happens, people find themselves paralyzed with fear and anxiety. They lose the will to hold onto their connection to the source. When they embrace the illusions instead of the solution, they find themselves in a place of loss.
My father sends me a verse or a thought each morning via text. He has been doing this, well, pretty much since he learned to text. It is a way of keeping the truth in front of his kids and a way of encouraging us to remember what is real and to realize what is unreal. This morning, the thought was a quote from David Seamands, and it related to why we face emotional challenges. The gist of it is that we suffer when we lose the reality that we are saved and loved unconditionally. We can also lose the reality of our salvation when we do not show that same love to others. It is love that frees us from the bondage of the illusions. It is the acceptance of love and the giving of love that gives us peace.
The truth is that right now, yes right now, it's all good. While other people in the world scramble to convince themselves and everyone around them that the sky is falling, it's all good. When I deal with people who would destroy the country that I love, when I see people operating out of greed and fear instead of love, I am still good. Your only problem, the only one that matters, has been solved. Everything else is inconsequential because it is a part of what is not real. Your only problem was that you had not accepted your salvation. You are a part of God and God is a part of you. When you love, you express that.
My challenge to you today is to realize that you have no real problems. Accept that you are connected to the source and you are saved. Anytime a "problem" arises in your mind, simply say, "I will remember that my only real problem has been solved." Then, determine that you will not collect grievances today. Instead, spread kindness around like confetti!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.