blame is diametrically opposed to change. if i can blame someone else for anything, doesn't matter what it is, than i do not have to examine myself. while the attention is on logic, reason, explanations, curiosity, and the myriad rationalizations, then there is no self examination. i have all the answers i need, i've blamed someone else, i have nothing wrong with me.
spiritual growth doesn't work like that. i have to make progress every day on how i can help others, how i can make a difference in someone's life, no not like the videographer who discovered homeless voice over guy, not by contributing millions of dollars to starving people overseas.
helping other's is not about being a busy body, having all the answers, or giving away my stuff, although that is certainly possible
i can help other's best by looking at myself first, and becoming grateful for what i have and focusing on what i need to do to stay happy today
if i can turn bad moments into good; if i can stay focused on serenity when the world around me is going crazy, then i can be of the most good to others.
so i ask myself, what can i do to improve this moment? how can i be happy in this terrible instance of stress?
and i avoid the blame game
Audubon, May-June 2009-Black-Footed Ferret on cover. Photo Gallery:Zooming In On Endangered Species.
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