Live, Love, Laugh, Learn April 21, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
We transform from “who we are” to become more fully “who we want to be.”
We stop using an external yardstick to measure our “success.” Instead we focus on the contentment, peace and happiness we feel within.
We let go of the need to impress others with fame, fortune, and other trappings (and traps) of material success.
We no longer barter our time for $’s at the expense of our values.
We stop accumulating clutter and refuse to spend money we don’t have to buy things we don’t need to impress people we don’t like.
We begin to see that less is more. We lessen our attachment to stuff and clear our lives of the extraneous to make room for the essential.
We strive to live with integrity, honesty, and authenticity. We sense increasing harmony in what we think, what we say, and what we do.
We let go of anger and resentment and learn to forgive ourselves and others. We stop stewing in our own juices over perceived transgressions.
We begin to see the innocence in acts and omissions. Instead of rushing to judgment, we advocate on behalf of others.
We envision best case scenarios instead of assuming the worst.
We develop an attitude of gratitude as we engage in simple pleasures. We let go of greed.
Through mindfulness and meditation, we cultivate peace of mind and compassion.
Unwilling to create unnecessary suffering, we enjoy more meatless meals ~ a win for us, the animals, and our precious planet.
We revel in mystery and synchronicity. We trust intuition, knowing it surfaces from the wisdom within.
We share what we learn, often offering a different perspective.
We accept the “what is” as it is ~ here, now. We don’t dwell on a past we can’t change or a future that may never arrive at our door.
And when inevitable waves toss us around, we use our sense of humor as an approved flotation device.
Aah . . . that’s better!
Like a water-wheel, filling and emptying its buckets over and over as it turns, we empty out who we were, to become more fully who we are. If we hang on to Ego concerns, our buckets do not empty . . . leaving less room for growth.
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