Consider these two statements this morning:
- You cannot give what you do not have.
- You tend to inspire in others that which you have within you.
If there is not peace and tranquility in your heart and mind, it is highly unlikely that you will bring succor to those within your field of responsibility. You may think that you can fake it, but people are not as stupid as you are being in assuming them to be. You will tend to inspire in others that which is yourself, be it good, bad or indifferent.
Take great care to discern which feelings deserve residency in the chambers of your heart and which thoughts merit admission to the halls of your mind. Be selective. All, of course, are given the privilege of applying for entry, but you alone decide which shall stay and which shall go. This is the mechanism by which blessings are amplified and cursing is abridged in and beyond you.
Your current of inspiration is yours to direct. Many people influence the world more by their reactions to it than out of a well-reasoned genuine concern to uplift it. You needn’t be one of the overwhelming majority. Why not be one of the 1% in this case?
All that you have to lose is that which doesn’t sit well in you anyway.