"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness." -- Shakti Gawain
Today, I am thankful that I have the ability to be calm, still and be tuned in to my inner self. I am appreciating the awareness that I already possess the guidance necessary to live a full and happy existence, all day every day. My only job is to go by how I feel. If I think a thought that gives me an optimistic, happy feeling, then I know that I am on the right path. Conversely, if I think a thought that does not feel good, I can simply choose another one. I don't try to STOP thinking about what doesn't feel good. Instead, I redirect my focus on to something else. In other words, I am learning how to make peace with the thoughts that I think and the circumstances in my life, knowing that I can choose my attitudes and beliefs about them. I can motivate myself and be happy, or I can blame others and be miserable. I am learning to let things be as they are. I do not try to eradicate or eliminate what isn't pleasing. I acknowledge, accept and release what doesn't suit me.
Both choices are mine and mine alone.
I love knowing that.
All I need to do, is pay attention to how I feel.
All I need to do is listen.
"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." -- Epictetus