I am finally getting around to reading "Conversations with God", by Neale Donald Walsch. I am loving it so much... so much, I have actually purchased it on audio as well, so I can listen to what I have just read, to reinforce the message even further.
I have read several of Neale's other books, and can't believe I have waited this long to read the one that started it all.
In it Neale talks about making decisions or taking actions that reflect the Highest and Best option of who you want to be in that moment. It's a wonderfully empowering way to live. And whilst it takes some discipline in the beginning I am hoping that with practise it might become second nature eventually.
This morning I snapped at someone. I was just floored by the level of irresponsibility and selfishness of their words.... and I snapped at them. Was this action justified.. probably. Was this action necessary.. definitely not. Did my snapping at them reflect in the moment, my Highest and Best reaction.. unquestionably not.
But at least I recognise that in hindsight. With grace, I hope to learn from the experience and do better next time.
My intention is to continually work towards the Highest and Best version of myself that I can possibly imagine. I may never attain it... but hopefully in the striving I will at least improve, and grow and learn and at the very least, feel as though I am working towards something noble, something worthwhile.