It’s time for us to wrap up our week of exploration and reflection with a focus on Friday’s theme: the collective karmic cycle related to preparation and failure. You know that saying, “If you fail to prepare, you have prepared to fail”? Well, here’s the thing: when we adopt this mindset, we often find ourselves fixating on planning for the worst-case scenarios, forgetting to prepare for the best-case outcomes. We need to shift our approach and make sure we plan intending to achieve the best possible results. Instead of wasting our energy on planning for all the different worst-case scenarios, let’s direct that energy toward planning for success. Trust me, this change in mindset and planning can do wonders for us, especially since the energy is already in our favor this week.
As we reach the end of the week, let’s take a moment to appreciate our blessings. It’s crucial to recognize and be grateful for the positive experiences and aspects of our lives. Sometimes, if we fail to notice our blessings, our perspective becomes broader, and we may overlook the positive aspects altogether. It’s okay to acknowledge the things we don’t like or the unpleasant experiences we’ve had, but it’s equally important to recognize and incorporate the positive experiences into our outlook. By understanding the differences between the two sides of our spectrum and the patterns that emerge, we can consciously work towards bringing more of the experiences we enjoy into our future. Let’s keep that balance in check!
Saturday is a time for us to embrace compassion toward others. We need to resist projecting our own experiences and assumptions onto them. Each person has their own unique set of experiences, and when we project our expectations onto them, we waste energy on negative emotions like anger, frustration, disappointment, and resentment. It’s crucial to create space for people to make mistakes and offer them grace, just as we extend that same compassion to ourselves. Instead of constantly blaming ourselves and apologizing, let’s be specific about what we are responsible for. Apologizing without specificity can inadvertently reinforce the belief that we are responsible for everything, even when it’s not true. By intentionally acknowledging our actual areas of responsibility, we can avoid unnecessary apologies and maintain a compassionate attitude toward ourselves and others. Let’s spread that compassion far and wide!
Sunday is all about anger and its presence within us. I’ve had my fair share of experiences where anger dominated my emotions, overshadowing everything else. But as I began to explore the purpose of anger, I realized that emotions can serve as inner compasses, propelling us into action. Anger often masks other emotions, pushing us into defensive mode when we perceive a threat to our safety and security. On the flip side, anger can also indicate a violation of our values, showing us when someone has said or done something that conflicts with what’s important to us. In these cases, anger serves as a signal, telling us that the person involved may not align with our values. However, with compassionate communication, we can find ways to bridge the gap and help them understand the significance of our values, fostering greater mindfulness and consideration in the future. By delving deeper into our anger, we can uncover its underlying motivations. Does it drive us towards defensiveness? Then we need to ask ourselves what we need at that moment to feel safe. Is it a violation of our values? Then we must identify which value is being disregarded or threatened. Effective communication of these insights can truly benefit our future interactions.
Now, before we wrap up, I want to touch on one more topic briefly—the negative unjustified karma associated with the energy of failure. Let’s remember that failure should not carry negative unjustified karma. Society often pushes us to shoulder the blame when things go wrong, but it’s important to recognize that misalignments between our choices and intentions can occur. True failure only happens when we don’t grow, as perfection leads to stagnation. Instead of seeking perfection, let’s focus on seeking growth and trying new approaches with a playful and experimental mindset. By embracing failure as an opportunity for growth, we can evolve and achieve different outcomes. So let’s reduce self-doubt, change our experiences, and pay attention to our emotions and mindset. Best of luck, and please share your thoughts on these topics. I’m excited to hear how things unfold for you!