One of the greatest gifts of all my study and learning is to appreciate it all! I don't always find this easy or do it in the moment of strife or calamity yet I know inside somewhere that I will use it all for my learning. Or that I could use it to strengthen, better or improve myself. Life is filled with so many unexpected factors almost daily so a strategy to manage even the worse of things is required.
I have lived on a very steep edge for over two years now. New reference points needed to be created and most all of life is anew. This has stretched me in all ways. There were times of being lonely, unstable, scared, uncertain, wanting to hide in bed and I did. I think often we do things and don't realize all the ripples of change and growth that will come with it. I am not different than many as we are all creating a new life on some level.
I have grown through this by feeling and giving space for it all. I have honored my feelings of fear and confusion by watching them pass through. I have asked for support when I needed to hear all will be well and I am making it in this new land. I have stretched to go out, join and participate even when I didn't really feel it yet then enjoyed it. I have also appreciated myself when I didn't want to engage knowing I am doing enough even if it seems not. In essence, I have appreciated it all, especially the harder parts by being gentle with myself.
We push, shove, should ourselves and are quite critical of our sweet being. We have been raised without the understanding of self care and gentle loving of ourselves on our worse as well as best days. This insane training has created many issues in our psych. Wasteful brain space used on outdated training that is not helpful or empowering. An attitude of appreciating it all gives a kinder approach to ourselves and our world.
Despite the hard knocks of this world, there is much to appreciate even in the darkest times. Love shows up as do other people. Beauty is always surrounding us. Epiphanies show up. Miracles and serendipity occurs, Emotions are cleared and feelings expressed that then open us to more goodness. Learning love and kindness is lurking in the darkest of situations.
I look forward with a new attitude every morning knowing my lens of viewing will hinder or support me. I honor the negative I feel and the positive. I have to pick myself up again and again as others. I appreciate myself and my effort. I know I am not always my best and know that is ok. I appreciate that I am doing my best on any given day, some days my best better than others. I truly appreciate myself. I have let go of criticsm and catch myself if it starts to come in.
Why beat ourselves up for anything? No one cares. They are caught in their own illusive drama like you. Appreciate yourself like a child needing tending and be there for yourself. This other stuff has to go. It is unnecessary. Most have consciences and will learn their way. We will too. Appreciate all your efforts and the one in you who doesn't want to effort.
Not all can be appreciated with the horrible situations around us. Appreciate what is there too. It will support you. It is a helpful world. Others are always there when you need them. Kind hearts are around. Receive support if you need it and give support if you have it. This small remembrance can bring in the sparkles Generally you only need a little goodness to shift you closer to okay.
I love you all and this world we are getting to change together. I have no idea where all will land but you can bet I will be in the section that is smiling if I can find them. I will be the helping and recieving hand. I will support a more collaborative world where we can help each other no matter what comes our way! I will be one who notices the blessings already are. I will be enjoying them. What other choice do we have but a hopeful, faithful ideal that we feel in our bones?
You ARE Wonderful!
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|Lyn Ann Hicks||
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