Free Will is the capacity within us
to make the best of any given moment.
The place to begin is not outside ourselves.
Yet, most of us find it too tempting
and draw attention to whatever is before us
instead of diving within
where the source and resource awaits us.
We have no power to make another to be fair, loving, honest, supportive—
or to be whatever adjective we conjure.
The question to ask is
what do I need to develop within me
to get the lesson
of this situation?
What arises here will most likely be a verb.
Realize each opportunity that
comes your way
employs the economics of God…
because everyone gets a chance
for what is theirs to learn in any given situation.
It shouldn’t matter if another “gets” their lesson
(except for Bodhisattvas, which most of us aren’t)
it does matter
if we get ours.
When we learn not to waste time figuring out
how others need to grow—a consistently frustrating path—
we remove the distraction from addressing
the one and only person we have the power to change.