Urantia, November 2, 2012. (date of transcription).
Teacher: The Beloved One.
Subject: “A Lesson on Balancing.”
Received by Lytske.
The Beloved One: “Let this be a lesson on balancing the emotions. At times this is quite a delicate act as humans are extremely emotional creatures, allowing themselves to be ruled by their emotions, rather than by their common sense. Balancing the emotions is very much connected to self-discipline, and if emotions are not taken in hand at an early age, one can very easily get off track when things don’t go as expected. There needs to be a certain amount of self-restraint for one to not give in to every impulse. It is good to, from time to time, question yourself if there might be an area where you can improve control of the self, especially at times when you feel to be stressed.
“Every effort at achieving self-control is a minor victory, until in every way you are in better control of yourself. Of course, it is not good to lock up your feelings, but there is a great difference between being in total control and letting your feelings run amok. The middle of the road approach tends to work best, and if you find yourself in trying circumstances which tax your patience and emotions, My suggestion to you is to remember to breathe. This buys you time to collect your emotions and gather them up with some deep breaths. Everyone goes through moments of severe stress when it is most inconvenient to ‘let go’, and so you use your self-discipline to stay on top of things.
“A genuine display of emotions is good and is felt in the hearts of others, whilst a fake display of emotions, as in trying to get your own way, is not a sincere way by which to live. The happiest way to live is through sincerity and more sincerity – the honest to goodness and moral way. As humans, you are endowed with the gift of understanding, which ultimately leads to wisdom. Such is the culmination of a life well-lived when in looking back you will have very few regrets about how you lived your life. Life is a balancing act of choices and of decision making. See to it that you always choose for the highest and the best for all, including yourself. It is wise to remember that you all are God’s children, and that one day you will confront yourself to look back and find where you erred, so you can better yourself.
“It is of utmost importance to work on developing a well-balanced spiritual life, so the emotions are steadied in faith and trust and the physical system is at peace, because the inner life is at peace. Be courageous and view yourself under the loupe and try to make amends were you need character improvements. When in doubt, check with Me by turning within into the Silence. Keep a close walk with Me, so life will be easier, and you will be happier as you willingly place yourself under My guidance. Here is were true calm can be found as you daily nourish your inner peace in My Presence. This is were the emotions become balanced. Here is where you find the courage to carry on another day, for wherever you go, I am there, too, so you can call on Me at any time. Please try to make more use of Me; it is why I am here, always pointing out the better way.”
© The 11:11 Progress Group.
You lit a Flame, and it will become a Raging Fire—ABC-22.