I am re-reading the Diamond Heart Books and wanted to share these ideas with you:
Whenever I complain, I am telling God that God did not get it right. I want God to conform to my view of the world, to bend His will to mine. In counseling, I suggest to people that the two main options they have are 1. Change the world to the way you want it to be 2. Accept the world as it is
“I know how things should be. I know better than God.” This might be how I act, though I would never be so bold as to say those words out loud.
I may like my life right now and then, when life changes, as it does, I complain. Change can be difficult, especially if I am not in charge of the change. Learning how to cope with change is vital because change is all around us. Change is guaranteed, as a matter of fact.
I am not allowing the change because I want it a certain way. If and when I am not in control, I cannot guarantee it will happen the way I want it to happen. I assume that I know the right way or the way it is supposed to happen. This means I have a broader vision of what is good and healthy and that I have some insight into the Divine plan, in other words, it means I am God.
Misery is me making a judgment about how I think reality should go. If I believe that God is in charge and God is good and wants what is best for me, my best move is to get out of the way not interfere and judge God’s performance. There are times I have had a huge preference and really wanted things to go my way. When they did not go my way, I pouted and complained; that is until I realized that what I wanted would have been disastrous. God knows what God is doing and I need to remember this.
Things are going to work out okay, if I allow it to happen and get out of my own way.