The other day I butted into a conversation between some women at the gym who were talking about “Obamacare” as if it were a highly repugnant word. I said nicely “You know, it’s actually called the Affordable Care Act and was originally a Republican proposal under Pres. G.W. Bush.” Well, that did it. I heard about how I didn’t know anything, and that Obama was causing everyone’s insurance to drop them because of the costs of the Act, and now it was going to cost everyone so much more money. I said “Really? I’ve been reading that the costs are actually going down.” Again a tirade came at me, and I said “Wow, that’s too bad” and turned to leave. The main person in this conversation said “See, she won’t believe me – you just can’t talk to these people, they won’t change their minds.” I replied “No, I can’t just believe you, I have to do my own research.” and as I drove away I found myself getting angry.
Was I angry because they believed differently than I do and were so adamant that there wasn’t any other way to look at things? Was it because I had butted into a conversation that I had no business butting into? Or maybe she was right, I have my beliefs and I won’t change my mind either.
Later that afternoon I was looking for something in a box of papers and came across this quote:
"We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in the finding of it." -Thomas Aquinas
OK, thanks God. I realize the Truth of this quote and yes, I can love them. I also realize we are both right. It is done unto us as we believe. Those women will experience what they believe, just as I will experience what I believe. I’m so happy and grateful that I believe I live in a friendly universe, and so far it’s proved me right J
The I Am that I Am is fully present within me. I celebrate this awareness. I let the Truth of It flood my being. I feel the Power and the Love. I am aware of Infinite Intelligence and perfect Grace. Love blesses me as I choose to live in the present moment.
I let go of wanting people to believe the way I do. I celebrate the One Life we are all living. I choose wisely what I want to experience. I choose love, peace, health, creativity, beauty and laughter. I acknowledge we all want the same. I gratefully stay in the present moment, honoring all that shows up as a reflection of the God consciousness within. God is good, and all is well in my life.
I release these words to the Law of Mind, knowing they are already so. And so it is.