Today is bright and sunny. I feel tired and not filled with much energy. I know that I would like to go home, get in bed with a good book, read until I'm sleepy and then take a long nap. Instead, I am going to my noon meeting.
Last week, I left the meeting before it was over. There was so much cross talk and triple dipping that I decided to quietly get up and leave about ten minutes before the meeting was over. I thought that the meeting was being hi-jacked. I had a resentment and acted on it. Today I will go to the meeting and make an amends to the group. Regardless of what is going on in a meeting, I can quietly wait until the meeting is over to make a comment if a tradition has been violated. Or I can request that a group conscious meeting be held if there is something that I think needs to be addressed.
My judgmental attitude towards those who are in my meetings does nothing to help me or others. I am only exercising my old pattern of thinking that I know a better way.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path. Paul Coelho.