The Beatles are confirmation to me that God exists.
I love God. I believe in God. And I know that there is a God.
I also know that I am not your God. And I know you are not mine.
We make a lot of things our God.
Money. Relationships. Partners. For some people even the weather is their God.
We let a lot of things and a lot of people have complete control over our life and its outcomes.
When I tell you what you SHOULD or NEED or BETTER be doing, I’m acting as if I’m your God.
I’m demanding. I’m in charge.
I’m not your God.
When you tell me what is best for ME, what I MUST do, you are forcing your will on me.
You are not my God.
I don’t need to tell you what to do or how to do it.
I can trust that you know exactly what is best for you. I can #lyssten. I can offer. I can invite.
You can say no.
Invitations show trust. They show respect.
They show belief in humanity and honoring individual and unique paths and journeys.
“YOU HAVE TO ______ vote, help, donate, wear this, sit here, eat that” or “you’re an awful person” isn’t inviting.
It isn’t welcoming. It isn’t inspiring.
It feels like we’re wrestling with each other instead of making music together.
I love a good heel promo as much as the next guy but this storyline’s played out guys.
The attitude era is over.
John Lennon said “imagine.” He asked you to “give peace a chance,” he didn’t demand it.
He trusted you. I trust you.
Can we pick up where John left off?
Can we let go of controlling everyone else in a false attempt at security because we feel like we can’t control ourselves?
Can we trust that everyone is doing the best they can?
Can we use compassion as a compass and guide ourselves back home to our hearts?
Can we lyssten with our hearts?
I’m asking, not telling. I’m inviting, not demanding. RSVP is not required but as always is appreciated.
Can you imagine this? Can you give it a chance?