One of the most challenging responses for me is the comment “It’s whatever you want it to be!”
I might have said – “It’s a tiring journey travelling all the way to Brazil” or “It’s not going to be easy to …”
Then when I hear the comment: “It’s whatever you want it to be!” my response is usually to feel irritated or annoyed. I wanted someone to agree with me or sympathise with me and then I get a reminder of how powerful I am!
Am I really that powerful to make my experience whatever I want it to be?
Your holy mind establishes everything that happens to you. Every response you make to everything you perceive is up to you, because your mind determines your perception of it. T10:in 2:6
When I have a negative response to a reminder of how powerful I am, it’s because I wanted my experience to be hard, difficult or complex. I wanted to be a victim of events. Then to be reminded that it was my choice to see it that way is never easy to accept.
Yet these moments are healing moments. I get to see my resistance to actually living what I know to be true: that I have a choice in every moment and my mind is very powerful indeed.
At other times I remember to expect the situation to work out fine, to be taken care of and trust whatever happens is perfect.
Last week I was travelling with my family within Brazil, to visit Catia’s relatives. I had left all the flight arrangement up to Catia (as usual!) and was just there with the luggage and children at the airport only to discover at the check-in desk that we were one day early for the flight!
My daughter was furious – how could her mother be so stupid? She said to me “aren’t you upset?” I was smiling because genuinely it did not matter to me. Travel today or travel tomorrow, what difference did make? At that moment I was just delighted with my inner choice to be happy and the power of my mind to decide how I feel.