I’m grateful for my ability to face reality. Here’s where the power of our perspectives really comes into play. How we look at what is in front of us, can make us or break us. Our perspectives on the reality we are facing will make us a victim, or it will empower us to be our best selves. Byron Katies says, “When we we fight reality, we lose 100% of the time.” If we want to live empowered lives aligned with love, abundance, and peace, we have to face the reality in front of us. I’m grateful I have the tools to do that. What happens outside of us doesn’t matter as much as what happens inside of us. Whatever the reality is in this moment, I will face it head on and find ways to shine my light. When I face reality, I empower myself to do the best I can in the moment. If I need to meditate, I meditate. If I need to write perspectives out until one brings me peace, that is what I do. I can only be the change if I’m living the change within me. Everything I’ve ever experienced has helped to mold me into the person I am in this moment. There was a lot of ugliness in my past. It taught me to embrace my reality whatever it looks like in the moment and learn as much as I can from the experience. I’m not going to say it was easy, or that I wasn’t praying on regular basis for guidance on what to do. I stopped fighting reality, because it just doesn’t serve me or anyone else when I resist what is.
Today, I commit to navigating the reality I’m faced with in this moment. We can wonder why things happen the way they do all day long, but where does that get us? We can make up story after story resisting the reality we are faced with, but how does that help us? No matter what we expect to happen in life, what is IS what is. The questions I ask myself are:
- What can I do with what is now?
- How can I serve from the place I’m in now?
- How can I be a better me now?
- How can I contribute to the energy of love, abundance, and peace now?
- How do I take care of myself body, mind, and soul now?
- How do I support my fellow humans now?
We can’t control what is happening in the world around us, but we can decide how we want to contribute to it from a a place of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation. Our thoughts and stories we spin in our minds (perspectives) will create our feelings. Our feelings will create the energy we project. The energy we project will come back to us amplified. Choose wisely. If you don’t like the stories you are weaving, write down some new ones that feel better. Stop yourself in your thinking and ask yourself, HOW IS THIS THINKING SERVING ME? If your thinking is depleting you, who is that serving? You are the only one that can change what is going on between your own ears.