We are always so quick to criticize ourselves when we haven't done enough, we haven't done it right, we forgot something, or screwed something up. When is it ok to give ourselves a break? Start now! Think of something you've done right, made someone's day, helped out a friend, cooked dinner for your family, smiled at a stranger. Give yourself a pat on the back, an internal high five, tell yourself you've done good, you are good, and all that you are is good. You are enough, you give enough, you do enough... every second of every day. Celebrate where you are, where you've been, and where you are going!
"It is in the moments of our decisions, that our destiny is shaped" Tony Robbins.
Every decision you have made, has brought you to where you are now. Think about it...where you went to school, the job you accepted, the restaurant you ate at last week. Who have you met? What have you done? Can you see how your simple daily decisions have unfolded into your life? When you have the right intention and focus...you make a decision...you will be guided in the right direction.
So often we want more, we want something different, we know we want to make a change to better ourselves and our lives. Yet, we take a couple steps in the right direction, and then revert to old habits. How can we stay on the right track?
Get enough leverage, where if you do not change now, it will lead to unbearable pain. Interrupt your limiting beliefs and patterns, yes you can and you must. Create new beliefs and patterns, and reinforce your new patterns until they become habits. Dream Big!
Wake up smiling. No...really, wake up and smile first thing. It will change your state of mind instantly, and start you on the right path. Think of 3 things you're grateful for, send 3 blessings out into the world...a loved one, a neighbor, a cause? Then take one step towards your dreams and your goals, and live the life you've imagined.
Sometimes we let the mind determine what we're doing, what we're thinking, where we are going. When we drop our thoughts and come from a place within, our hearts and souls, that is when true transformation begins. The mind serves you, do not let it control you!
True forgiveness comes when you're ready to give, when you don't think of the wrongs or the hurt in you, but you turn it around and see the pain and hurt in another. When you forgive, you're releasing old wounds and hurt within, that will create space and allow for peace and love. Come from a place of love, give and you shall receive. Powerful..selfless act...so much strength and courage.
What are your values and beliefs? Are you living with the same beliefs you had growing up? Do you go by the same "rules"? Maybe your rules are outdated. Don't let your past determine your future. Ask yourself what your values are today, what's important to you? Change your rules, change your life.
Notice how you react in every situation. Be the observer of your thoughts and actions. See clearly where you revert to old habits and routines, and where you find the default. Start to see from a new point of view. When you change your view, you change your life.
Sometimes we think there is an easier way, a better way, a less painful way....there is no way through it, until you go through it. Going around will only lead you back to the beginning. Do what you need to do to feel the pain, get through the hardship, and break free of the merry go round. It is the only way to inner peace, the inner knowing, the calm at the center.