In this video he was talking about the practice of saying Thank you.
Thank you for helping me.
He was saying that instead of accepting that "bad" things happen to us we should say thank you, because they help us transform and change. They help us awaken.
Saying thank you helps us let go of irritation, of anger, of resentment.
When I say "accepting" I am talking about the practice of acceptance. I practice a lot of acceptance, and in my opinion it does not necessarily lead to inferiority, but it is a way of letting go of frustration. It is a way of not holding onto stuff that happen that I may not like.
But saying Thank you is a whole new thing.
Matt said that we could say it in our heads or straight to the person who is treating us in not a very nice way. And the energy shifts.
I thought back to the bullying I experienced when I was growing up, and saying thank you for helping me to those kids was another relief. I have already released and worked through a lot of the feelings, but being reminded again that I would not be the strong woman I am on this path if I have not lived through that is very powerful.
Still...there is resentment... Thank you for helping me. Thank you for helping me.
But the resentment is in my head. The release is in my heart. And it is within my heart I want to live.
It is not easy. We may just want to tell someone they are an idiot. Because that may be the impulse that comes first. But what good will that do? Not very much.
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
says the Dalai Lama. And he is right. Again.
Thank you leads to liberation.
Say it before you walk into a store. When you wake up.
Claim the power.
Don´t let anyone else´s bad mood or attitude get to you. Breathe and thank them for helping you.
I know. This is a work in progress. Might not be easy. You gotta LOOOVE it!
I am also thinking that saying thank you to people who are not very nice is saying thank you for showing me how I do not want to live. Thank you for reminding me of who I am and what is important to me.
Thank you for reminding me to live with love.
If you want to watch the video it can be found here.
Yes, he does look like a crazy preacher..