Rev. Gary demonstrates an effective way to find peace in our lives and in our world: practicing living without complaining. And he offers an effective technique to make us aware of our harsh judgments (about others and about ourselves) and begin the habit of a complaint-free life.
“A Season of Peace” Sunday, February 2, 2020
Affirmation: “With a loving heart, I practice nonresistance for a complaint-free world.”
“If there is even one person with whom you are not at peace, then you have a work to do, and the work begins with you–in your thoughts and feelings, in your reactions.” (LISTEN, BELOVED, by Martha Smock 144).
“Peace of mind is not something you achieve when everything is perfect, when things have been worked out happily; peace of mind is something that oftentimes precedes the solving of the problem.” (TURNING POINTS, by Martha Smock 148).
Nonresistance is the path to freedom. Resistance keeps us in bondage. (PUTTING LIFE BACK TOGETHER, by Marion R. Brown 70).
“Go 24 hours without complaining. (Not even once). Then watch how your life starts changing.” Katrina Mayer
“There is no peace for the one who does not accept the gift of life itself and do his best with it. He will always whimper and whine and go about accusing others for his failure.” (MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE, by Stella Terrill Mann 148).
“When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation, change the situation, or accept it. All else is madness.” Eckhart Tolle
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” Maya Angelou
“You can best get what you desire by expressing what you want rather than complaining about the way things are.”
“Complaining should happen infrequently; criticism and gossip, never… Most of the complaining we do is just a lot of “ear pollution” detrimental to our happiness and well-being.” Will Bowen
A 21 Day Complaint-free practice
Whenever you complain, whine, judge, criticize etc.
—Switch the complaint-free band to the other wrist.