Monday, September 26, 2011

Accepting reality...

“...self-contempt never inspires lasting change.” ~ Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter 

We can suck ourselves down into a deep, black hole when we focus on what we think we SHOULD be… more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. 

Thinking we should be something else is saying: "I’m not good enough now."  This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable. 

We can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. And instead say, “This is how I am right now and that’s perfectly okay.” 

When we first try this, we may start  saying it but not believe it. But with practice, and patience, we begin to experience the freedom this perspective brings – just by changing our minds! Then,  before long, we truly begin to believe it. What a gift! 

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."  ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

“When we stop opposing reality, action becomes simple, fluid, kind, and fearless.” ~ Byron Katie

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