I admit it, I am a self help junkie.
I have consumed all the new age blogs and books on how to be happy or manifest the life of your dreams. I have participated in many of the classes out there, always looking for that elusive breakthrough, that piece of information that would propel my life into a world of pure bliss.
What I found was that all of that money, time and desperation did absolutely nothing to bring forth the breakthrough. I was essentially missing the point. It wasn’t until I completely surrendered and let go of my attachment to what I thought my life should be that I awakened to what my life actually was. You know what? It is pretty darn good.
Don’t get me wrong, I do believe that my interest in self help and my immersion in the information was the only way I was going to “wake up” so to speak, to the amazingly rocking life I was already leading. I am forever grateful to the many teachers, authors, coaches and mentors I have encountered along my path. Their words of wisdom and courage to speak their truth have greatly assisted me in my life path. This is the reason I feel inspired to speak my own truth so that I too can assist others to waking up to the life that they are already living. A life that is truly amazing.
I guarantee you that each and every one of you has a pretty good life. Yes, you have issues, hell I have plenty of my own. You can’t always change what is going on in your life but you can change how you feel about it. And that is what I did, it is what I have to remind myself to do every single day. Yeah, it gets easier but it still takes work. Work that is so worth it.
In the end surrendering to the circumstances in your life is not a weakness. It is in fact very courageous. It takes amazing amounts of bravery to look at your debt and accept that this financial trouble is in fact happening to you. It takes courage to look at your relationships and accept that it’s not actually working. It takes amazing persistence to look at your negative patterns and beliefs and consciously choose to change them.
Acceptance is the first step and bravery is required but the next step is infinitely harder to grasp. The next step is faith. Faith that your debt will be taken care of, faith that a relationship will end painlessly or move forward in love and understanding. Faith that you are making sound decisions based on what you want rather than fear. Faith is hard but once you develop that faith, you are unstoppable.
How do you find the courage to accept your circumstances?
How do you develop a strong faith when the answers aren’t written in stone?