What can I do today, right now, to be a better person, to help the environment, to make someone else’s life worth living? The answer for me is always…find compassion, compassion for my fellow man, compassion for animals, compassion for LIFE. It’s not always easy to search for the truth, but it’s in the truth that we find compassion. We rise by lifting others up and that starts with finding compassion.
I was the guest on Guy Perez’s live radio program the other day The RESET Show. He was asking me how I picked myself up when I was down, or feeling like things weren’t going the right way, and basically just struggling with life. The first thing that came out of my mouth was this; “We rise by lifting others up.”
I was telling Guy that I feel a little crazy sometimes, I feel like I’m living a polar opposite existence sometimes. There’s one side of me that’s really struggling, trying to figure things out, not understanding situations, and wondering why I’m not where I think I should be in life, why isn’t god working quicker? Then there’s the other side of me, Michael-Blu the author of Shifting Points, the Motivational Speaker, and Inspirational Columnist, “Mr. Positivity!” As I laugh. That side of me is always trying to inspire people and make them feel empowered and joyful.
As I finished that conversation with Guy, I really understood on a very deep level that This is what saves me… My book, my speaking, my inspirational column…this is it, all of this saves me daily. Lifting others up saves me every single day…I rise by lifting others up. The power to do this as a practice comes directly from our hearts.
“In times of trouble and struggle, stay in joy and help others. We should focus on serving others and remaining joyful in all circumstances. When we help others, we help ourselves.”
I’m always grateful to have the opportunity to speak about all the power we have in our hearts. From our hearts comes love, and from love comes kindness, and to me, the most amazing thing about all of that is, it’s free, it’s absolutely free, it doesn’t cost us a thing, yet it has the power to have an enormous impact. Our love and kindness can literally change the world. If there’s one thing I really want you to wrap your arms around…wrap your heart around…and wrap your love around, it’s that if you have the choice, always choose kindness…choose kindness…it can make the biggest difference in someone’s life, it can change their day, and it has the power to literally change their life. I would like you to remember three important facts…you are strong, you are beautiful, and you have the power…We have the power. We all have the power in our hearts to cause a Shift…to make a difference…and to make the world a better place. We can make the world a better place with the love and kindness from our hearts. So let’s do that. Let’s go out there in the world and be kind, show compassion, and lift others up. We will rise as we lift others up.
“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own path.”-mb
The time is now for this Shift in humility…I feel the winds of change blowing, and I feel goodness all around me. The winds of change usher with them a new level of existence…they bring with them a more conscious way of living…a lifestyle rooted in love and compassion…free from judgment, overflowing with forgiveness and consumed with blind acceptance. The winds allow you to see that God is Love…you begin to surrender…moving only forward from your heart. You have walked through life’s golden fire…you are now engulfed in peaceful inspiration and your continued journey leaves sparks of brilliant light everywhere you travel…for all the world to see. Your brilliant sparks are now lighting someone else’s path.
“GOD loves me, God LOVES me, God loves ME…wow, the same God that created the leaves, the dirt, and the animals, that same God LOVES ME. It brings tears to my eyes… the magnitude of that statement is so powerful. With that knowledge comes the confidence that I can do anything that’s good, anything that comes from a place of love. Because God loves me, I’m filled with a love that can lift others, and through that I will rise. The force behind love is limitless.”
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