“If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.” MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
I have found the meaning behind this quote to be a very effective tool, particularly in difficult circumstances. I recall making a simple request to someone that was literally shot down in flames – the tone and words the person used seemed rude and unnecessary. At the time I chose to say nothing rather than fan the flames but inside I was really annoyed. Then I made the decision to let it go and instead send an internal blessing to this person. The annoyance I felt disappeared and I experienced a calm, relaxed and more objective reaction. What was even more remarkable was that this person did a complete reversal and suggested we do the very thing they had initially refused. I find blessings always help me become more objective and positive and they often have a great impact on the other person as well.
What conflicts or difficult situations might be improved by blessing the other person instead of ‘cursing’ them?