Strive to be an an­gel in life

The Sun (Malaysia) - - LIFESTYLE -

BE­ING an an­gel means to think, feel and act like one. Such a per­son, while in­ter­act­ing with oth­ers, will see the unique­ness of each soul, ac­cept­ing them as they are and, at the same time, ap­pre­ci­at­ing their virtues.

Hu­mans, on the other hand, tend to have a crit­i­cal vi­sion that seeks faults in oth­ers. When we fo­cus on what we think is wrong in oth­ers, our feel­ings quickly turn neg­a­tive and there is no space for com­pas­sion or un­der­stand­ing.

An­gels don’t do this. Even when they see a de­fect in some­one, they un­der­stand that ev­ery soul has its own story and is suf­fer­ing be­cause of its weak­nesses.

With em­pa­thy, they give that per­son love and sup­port and in­spire the per­son to change.

When an­gels see some­one suf­fer, they don’t quote the law of karma or an­nounce that the per­son is get­ting his just deserts. In­stead, they pro­vide suc­cour and heal the pain of the suf­ferer.

An­gels don’t dwell on any­one’s past, and know­ing that ev­ery­one has the po­ten­tial to im­prove, they as­sist them re­gard­less of who they are and what they have done.

While do­ing all this, an­gels do not ex­pect ac­knowl­edge­ment or ap­plause. They do what is needed and move on, happy that they were able to serve.

They also don’t let oth­ers be­come at­tached or de­pen­dent on them, for they are aware that they are in­stru­ments of God, do­ing His work in this world.

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