I love how pearls are made. A piece of dirt or some irritant gets into the oyster. And instead of getting rid of it. The oyster slowly over time turns the dirt into a pearl. A precious luster stone.
What if you could turn your irritants, the dirt in your life into pearls? You can! One way is to change your perspective. Instead of seeing the negative, the bad, the stuff you don’t like. Shine light and love on it. Give those places what they need. Love! This week give yourself permission to love those places and pieces of you that you judge and push away. And love that in others too. Give yourself permission to see the good, the silver lining. Trying flipping your perspective. See if you can’t see the positive, the lesson, the beauty. And even if you can’t, don’t judge it. Just let it be. It is opening you up for something better. And with that I will end with the poem the Guest House by Rumi.
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
What dirt will you turn into pearls?