I kept hearing the word “Acceptance” in my head this morning. “Acceptance”. “Acceptance”. “Acceptance”. Acceptance is much easier in the long run than Avoidance. Sure…it’s easy to avoid. It’s a matter of habit. We have all had the habit of avoidance at one time, or many times, over and over again in our lives. A habit is merely an ingrained exercise/action that becomes natural and second nature with time. If we can make negative actions habits, we can definitely make positive actions habits to replace their negative counterparts. So accept the past. Accept the present. Accept the here and now. It is what it is. Cliché, but true. Nothing is promised in this life – not your next breath, good health, a relationship, a long life. All we have is here and now. The present. Be mindful in the present. Let go of the past. Accept what was lived – good or bad – and release it. Let it go. It can do nothing for you in the here and now except haunt you with its memories. It will keep you chained in bondage, if you let it. It will remain your ghostly friend, forever by your side, if you allow it. Accept its lessons. Accept its growing pains. Accept its negativity. The negativity that allows you to sift through, accept and change your perspective to see in a positive way. Accept who you have become and who you are in this moment. Cling to the positive aspects of you and your life. Face the truth and release it. It is what it is….but it doesn’t always have to be. Accept it. Change it. Embrace it. Move beyond it. Become the you that you always dreamed of being. The only thing keeping you between this you and that you is avoidance…..and acceptance. Live Laugh Love.
Many people go through life on auto pilot. They allow their thoughts and emotions to arrive and take over automatically without any conscious control of them. Evolution of a person occurs in the same way. You have the power to consciously evolve. It takes a little preparation and practice, but it is necessary to live an enriched life of continuous self-improvement. Taking a self-assessment a few times a year is the way to start consciously evolving. You really need to take an honest look at your life. Resist the urge to be in denial when looking at yourself and your life. Make a list of what’s working and what’s not working. Assess the areas of your personality and habits that need improvement and then let the list sit for a few days. Go back to the list and create goals to improve the areas that need improvement. This is the beginning of conscious evolution. Be mindful. Be honest. Be clear. Be persistent. Conscious evolution takes constant practice, but with practice things become easier. You can change any thought pattern or habit by being mindful, setting goals and being persistent. Choose to consciously evolve and you will grow to be the best you yet!
Peace and Love Always~
New beginnings are a way to restart – to begin again. Wipe the slate clean. Time to clean up old habits – emotional and physical. Start with your diet. Take a good look at your diet and see which areas need to be improved. You don’t have to do anything drastic. Making small changes will ensure greater success and will keep you from feeling deprived. It’s simple and doesn’t have to be overwhelming. If you normally eat two pieces of pizza for dinner, cut it down to one piece and add a healthy salad. With time, you will be able to tweak your diet easily. Next, look at your thought processes. Clean up any negative thinking habits. This is something that takes continuous practice, especially if it is an ingrained habit. You need to be conscious at all times. You need to be able to realize the negative thought and in the moment of awareness make the choice to improve it with a positive thought. Doing a little leg work can be helpful. Make a list of all the things that you appreciate in your life as well as a list of things that just put a smile on your face. Carry this list with you at all times and when a negative thought raises its ugly head, pull the list out and read it. Continue to read it until the negative thought has passed. If you continue to do this on a repeated basis, you will soon see how easy it becomes and that you won’t need your list anymore. It will become automatic. Take this opportunity of a new beginning to birth a new you. You will be happy that you did!
Peace and Love Always ~