Action for the week:
Most people believe that forcing, fixing and judging will ensure success. These habits are taught to us early on in life and are reinforced on a regular basis. We honestly think that we are doing what is best. We are setting ourselves up for the future and avoiding potential problems. We see it as a way to defend ourselves from failure and misfortune.
Living life from this type of perspective can be counterproductive. It can actually create additional stress and fear.
Please let me explain. When we force, fix and judge, we are typically in a defensive posture. We are reacting out of fear. Self-empowerment comes from a loving perspective. A perspective that embraces proactive measures and solutions. Moving from a place of wisdom and peacefulness. Essentially, we choose based on what is best for us.
Think about it: Take some time to think about some of the challenges you are currently facing. Allow yourself to see where you may be forcing, fixing and judging. Then carefully contemplate the questions below with the intention of creating a better reality for yourself. A reality based in love.
What would change for you if you embraced understanding and acceptance rather than forcing, fixing and/or judging? What would that feel like and how could it help?
How could you demonstrate tolerance and patience, and what benefit would it produce?
What role is self-judgment playing in your perceived stressors and challenges?
Are you trying to control what is happening? How can a loving approach improve the situation at hand?
If fear were to be removed from your perspective, how would you feel?
What would you think?
Thought for the week:
Dismiss thoughts that do not move you from a place of wisdom and peacefulness.