Saturday, March 17, 2012

Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side?

"There is a very little word that we often use. It has only two letters, but it is full of power for good or evil. It is the word 'if'. Do not be always fancying that if your circumstances were different you would be different; if only other people would be agreeable, you would; if only you were somebody else and had their chances you would do differently; if this, that and the other might be, all would be well with you."  ~Hermes

I tend to say "if" a lot - If only I had more money.  If only I lived in better home.  If only this person treated me with more kindness.  If only I had this or that or did this or that I would be happy.  But the fact is, IF I were to get this or that or achieve this or that, I'd only be wanting something more, something bigger, something else.  Life can turn into a cycle of wants if I'm not careful, instead of a cycle of thanks for what I have which has the power to bring a sense of contentedness.  I sometimes think the grass is greener on the other side, but I must remember that to someone else my grass is green and healthy and lush.  I have a beautiful field and if I tend to it with love and gratitude it will allow me to feel satisfied with things the way they are, which will allow me to be satisfied with myself, which will allow me to be in harmony with my Higher Self.

Thanks, Universe, for the lovely pasture I have and for the rain and sunshine you provide to keep it green and in production of some of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen.


Luna said...

I've been reading your blog for some time now. You really are an inspiration Sophia. Thank you.

Sophia said...

That is very kind of you, Luna. Thanks!

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Lucid said...

Wow Sophia !!! I felt that deep within and I hold it as true !! Just a message it is not, but words of wisdom that should be implimented into everyone's life!


(It has been ahile since blogging I forgot how to post a comment lol sorry ..)

Rabia Akram said...

Very good thoughts. As for me, it doesn't matter to me if I have everything in my life or not. All I care for is to spent some extra time with my family. As long as I am with them, I am happy.

Anonymous said...

I like the way your smile beams. You always create such inspiring blogs, S.W.