All of these things can either be tools to help us create and achieve what we want to see and experience in the world, or they can be burdens to us that we resist. We each get to choose. Tool or burden.
No matter what it is, the thing that you’re taking personally isn’t personal. It’s the person that understands this that can make the greatest difference.
You can’t make a difference for anyone if you’re hooked in a game of right or wrong. Being of service and being fully creative is only possible when we can take the higher path to unconditional love and compassion.
Nothing that anyone else does is personal to you. Find freedom in that.
***If you haven’t, I highly recommend reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
It is our minds that tell us things are hard. They feel hard when they aren’t what we expected or preferred. Instead of saying “This is hard”, what if we were more factual and said, “This isn’t what I expected or preferred”?
If we wait until nothing happens again in our lives that is not what we expect or prefer to be happy and ease-filled, we will be waiting our lives away.
Please don’t spend your life accidentally waiting for it to be over. The unexpected is an opportunity to learn to make life feel easy.
What if the main opportunity of incarnating as a human being is to be able to take action and make a difference?
If we all have a spirit that existed before our body and will continue to exist after, and our experience in our human body is fleeting, how would your spirit like to use the gift of having this body for the small amount of time you’re in it?
Today, you have language, a beating heart, a brain, the ability to move yourself and to move other things, the ability to choose, and the ability to create in this world. Are you using this human body like the gift that it is, or are you wasting this opportunity holding back, playing small, or checking boxes?
Choosing to take action towards what’s important is our opportunity. Let’s let our desire to seize our opportunity be greater than our fear of standing out.
You cannot undo the past. This is why it’s so important to be able to forgive ourselves and others.
While the past will remain the same, we have the opportunity to “undo” the upcoming day. Meaning, we can create the upcoming day without the old stuff we usually bring forward from the past. While we have no way to re-create the past, you have the total ability to create the time in front of you. Our ability to choose how we live and love today will be hindered if we don’t forgive. Forgiveness sets us up to serve at our best and experience life at its best.
Knowing what it feels like to want to have a do-over at the past, remember that you essentially have a do-over right in front of you. You get to say how it goes today. What would it look like to live a regret-feee day today?
Our willingness to be with and work through inconvenience is an opportunity to see how committed we are. The reason we need commitment is because inconvenience is almost always a part of whatever is important to us.
When we have a goal, vision, or mission, the main thing we will be doing is working to transform all the things that are inconsistent with that vision. This takes being willing to do a bunch of inconvenient stuff. When we come face go face with something we don’t feel like doing, because it would be easier to sit on the couch and relax, it is our opportunity to practice being grateful for the opportunity to fulfill on what’s important to us and grow.
When you find yourself inconvenienced today, appreciate yourself for being committed to something. Give gratitude for the opportunity to work towards what important to you. When you have the experience of moving through the challenge and making a difference, when it would be easier not to, you will take an upgrade in what you are capable of.
Motivation doesn’t really work as it comes from external sources and isn’t sustainable. We often confuse motivation for inspiration.
We blame the people in our lives or the circumstances around us for not being inspiring. We want them to do our work for us. It can feel easier to put the responsibility on the things, people, and situations outside of us to feel inspired enough to do our best or be best. The truth is that this doesn’t work because it keeps us from being fulfilled. At the end of the day, anything that has us abdicate our responsibility to someone or something else will not leave us fulfilled.
Inspiration is always within us if we tune in. It’s a choice. In any moment, we can remember who we are and what we came here to do, and what is most important. That’s what can get us into the right action.
Stop waiting until you’re motivated. It’s fleeting and you have no power over it. Choose inspiration instead.
The most inspiring and powerful people are not perfect. They respond to their imperfections powerfully.
This means that they own their “failures” and their “shortcomings” and are comfortable with them, they commit to growing and doing their best as they learn, and refrain from beating themselves up or dwelling in shame.
There is no part of you to hide, fix, or be ashamed of. There is no need to pretend to be perfect. The access to personal power is a commitment to excellence matched with compassion, authenticity, and full self-expression.
Instead of waiting for things to change to be able to feel good, choose to change yourself and you’ll likely experience things around you shift.
Consider that everything and everyone around you is always responding to what you put out there, not controlling what’s possible for you. Take your power back today and choose to feel good. Choose what you put out there, knowing that you are impacting everyone and everything around you, which is shaping your experience all of the time.
Don’t wait for things to change. It’s likely they won’t. Change yourself and feel your work transform.
Sunday is a wonderful day to let something old fall away.
Even if nothing major in your life is changing or starting this week, you have the opportunity to deepen your contribution and grow.
As you transition into a new week, what is it that you would like to stop doing that would help you be more you? Remember, transformation isn’t about adding more things on, or changing who you are. It’s about getting all of the stuff off of you that isn’t you, so you can be light enough to be yourself.