Our Thoughts Live…
Another important area to overcome critical spirits, is our thought lives. Rather than focus on what is missing, we should program our hard drives with what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and praiseworthy. This is not to say that we should ignore falsehood, injustice, ugliness, or imperfection. We should never dwell on the negatives. Our duty is to keep the dust bunnies our of our attic, the viruses out of our hard drives.
We cannot grow to the fullness that the Universe has in store for us if we do not work with commitment, diligence and focus on an uplifting spirit within us. Therefore, let no corrupting thoughts come from your mouths. But only produce those thoughts that are good for uplifting souls. Let all of our bitterness and anger, gossip, and slander be put away from us. And always without malice.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgive one another. For sure, things could always be better than they are right now for some of us, but unconditional love covers so many wrongs. Forgiveness is a priority. We should speak out of a heart of love in order to build each other up. That critical spirit only serves to tear down all around us.
We need to remember that we do not know the thoughts and intentions of others. Sometimes, behavior reflects motivation, but not always. Before a critical stand on something (whether spoken or to ourselves), we should pause and consider others intentions. Is this person truly an butt-wipe, or is s/he perhaps going through a trying situation and in need of understanding. Is this a good time to consider The Golden Rule?
A soul with a critical spirit tears down those around. They rob us of the ability to enjoy life. When we become overly critical, we miss out on the beauty that the Universe has placed in this world. Small blessings go unnoticed, and we stop being thankful. Overcoming a critical spirit requires thought shifting to our many blessings, and gratitude of spirit. We must shift our thoughts to a willingness to forgive. We must commit, focus, and act accordingly. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit. We must be tireless in our commitment to uplift and be a beacon of light in our Universe. Namaste, The Queen Cronista