I thought about writing a piece about how my 2016 went. The time came and went with no inspiration. I thought, I should say something to mark the shift in energy, the change of the year if you will. So here goes. This year, I want you to start to cultivate a very powerful practice. It sounds simple. And it’s probably one of the hardest practices ever, at least in my own experience.
Acceptance. Accept my body as it is right now. Look at myself in the mirror every morning and send my body loving thoughts, kindness and compassion. Accept the compliments people give me, like if my hair looks good or I have on a new piece of clothing, say thank you. Accept that I am surrounded by blessings. Do I have a roof over my head? Heat? Electricity? Can I watch TV? Do I have food in the fridge? Do I have a fridge? Awesome! This is all good stuff to take notice of. It means I’m doing better than 80 percent of the world. And that’s just the simple stuff! I can chose how I feel. What I think. Where I go. What I do. EVERY DAMN DAY.
It’s super easy for me to focus on what I don’t have, what I need to fix and what I can’t change. What I’m learning in this next phase of my life is that in order to create what I want, to shift from the thoughts of “Oh I wish” or “One day this will happen” I have to practice acceptance of what’s happening right now. I’ve been fighting for what feels like forever trying to change shit. This year, I want to be happy, grateful and compassionate. It starts with this practice. Counting my blessings, writing out what I’m grateful for, leaving myself love notes randomly, particularly on the bathroom mirror. Cause If I want those things, I also have to accept that I am the source of all of them. That my friends is where the real magic comes from. Please feel free to join me.