Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy” by Albert Ellis.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Some days I define my life in terms of my work, my representation as a a leader and a thinker, my self-expression through the medium of writing and public speaking. Other days, I define my life in terms of baubles and trinkets, photographs and passport stamps. And on further other days, I define my life in terms of loves and lovers — human counterparts — souls in bodies that travel with me as, together, we each self-express, as, together, we collect trinkets and baubles and photographs on our adventures around the planet. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“Too many people are unaware that it is not outer events or circumstances that will create happiness; rather, it is our perception of events and of ourselves that will create, or uncreate, positive emotions.”
I have mastered self-love. I did not know that I would do this. In my twenties, and even throughout my thirties, I had not been aware that self-love was an aspect of my life that was calling me to master. And now, in 2017, I have mastered self-love. It is now that life has simplified down to a clean, pure feeling. There is no clutter in my mind. I know that this is when a partner shows up. I hadn’t recognized this before.
Partners in my life were partnered with a woman who had not mastered self-love. And those partners have passed away. They are always in my heart, yet they are not in my present mastery of self-love. It is in this pure, clean space of self-love that a partner will arrive. This will be an adventure. Together, we will create. I perceive this arising to partnership with another human being throughout the mastery of self-love to be a creation all unto itself. I am excited!
This is a beautiful perception to hold, and I wouldn’t create it any other way, given what I now experience. I stand in gratitude for the discovery of having mastered self-love. My gratitude extends across borderlines into the delight of wonder. It is a heightened experience; I am at my peak. And at my peak, I can only blink before everything else unfolds into a brilliant and beautiful becoming of continued arrivals called life.