Sunday, October 13, 2013

My Sunday Quote of The Week...

The Echo We Sometimes Refuse To Hear…

“People who say, “It is not my fault,” continuously fail. People who say, “I've done no wrong,” have not done enough right. People who say, “I am done!” are never done repeating the cycle. Even in the privacy of our own thoughts, we can’t sow lies and reap truth.”
~ Katina Ferguson

Don’t blame others for disappointing you and letting you down… Blame yourself for not knowing that you always reap what you have sowed! The behaviour and commitment you expect from others has to reflect what you put out toward them…

A little boy got angry with his mother and shouted at her, "I hate you, I hate you." Because of fear of reprimand, he ran out of the house. He went up to the valley and shouted, "I hate you, I hate you," and back came the echo, "I hate you, I hate you." This was the first time in his life he had heard an echo. He got scared, went to his mother for protection and said there was a bad boy in the valley who shouted "I hate you, I hate you." The mother understood and she asked her son to go back and shout, "I love you, I love you." The little boy went and shouted, "I love you, I love you," and back came the echo.
That taught the little boy a lesson that our life is like an echo: We get back what we give.

“You reap what you sow”, “make your own bed”, “get back what you put out” or “you get what you deserve”…whichever way you look at it, it is all the same. In any kind of relationship you are in, you have to own up to your part of responsibility in its success or failure. You reap what you sow is also in the context of planting and harvesting. To harvest good results you need to make sure you sow good and healthy seeds in life so that what you reap will be rich and good versus ugly and lacking in positivity. Entitlement, righteousness will not bare healthy, lasting relationships.
While I’m not saying that everything bad that comes to us, every failed relationship we go through or every challenging circumstance we stumbled upon are deserved; we need to make sure we take ownership of our own behaviour and attitude before blaming others. 


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