.... Acknowledge and accept where you are now.
Acceptance sounds so easy, but it is difficult. Most of us struggle with our feelings when we try to accept where we are in life.
Many of us have glorified ideas of where would be and what we would ‘have’ at this time.
It may be a project we thought we would have completed by now. It may be a physical goal that we set for ourselves. You may have enthusiastically adhered to your new year’s resolutions for the first 8 weeks of 2017. Only to find another area of life taking up your time and attention and quickly your resolution for better health dropped away.
I’m GUILTY!! I am not immune to the old ‘I thought I would be better now, achieved more by now, and be happier by now’ realisation.
Now, I’m not going to ask you to bounce out of bed tomorrow and go finish the unfinished jobs, re-join the gym, quit your job, get a new job or end a toxic relationship. No No No! Quite the opposite.
I want you to sit with it. I just want you to look at where you are right now, in all aspects of your life, job, relationship and health. Just observe, and notice how you feel about each area……….
Are you buzzing with excitement? because you did make changes and now you feel proud and exhilarated.
Or do you feel pangs of regret in your stomach? or even sadness? As some other life blocks, may have come out of nowhere and knocked you sideways. That’s ok. Feel that…. Just acknowledge whatever comes up for you.
Next, after acknowledging how you feel, and how things have turned out. I want you to consider this, this is the biggy……ACCEPTANCE!
I know I know, it pinches a little, right? and you may find yourself screaming f$%^, S#@$, pooh!!! That’s ok, I get it.
Moving on from that outburst. I want you to notice what feelings come up for you next? Have you accepted where you are? Have you looked at what didn’t go to plan? Can you recognise what other obstacles got in the road? Have you realised ‘why’ it didn’t happen?
Great! Cause next I would like you to sit with acceptance.
I accept that I allowed life to get in the road, that I chose to eat 3 pieces of peanut butter toast and gulp a large coffee every morning than eat healthy option of muesli or eggs.
I accept that my bed was way too warm, to drag myself out to go for a walk or get to the gym as I promised myself I would.
I accept that I ate copious amounts of chocolate when trying to push down emotions I couldn’t deal with as they arose.
But you know what, now that I’ve aired my confession, I feel great! Own it. I stuffed up! Never mind. This is where I am now!
BUT…. There is more to ending 2017 with grace…
Step 3. Letting go…. it’s so freeing! Coming soon….
Love and light,
Copyright 2017. Margaret Moore