I believe this will lead me to my goal of living with continual gratitude and grace as a natural part of who I am, on that deep unconscious ego level of self.
I think to be in a place of contentment we need to stop seeking the big event or the big gift or pay off. We get a high from these things because they are not our norm, but in celebrating them and then placing a expectation around the energy we got, we set ourselves up to forever be seeking a special moment to define our lives.
And in doing so we then are saying to ourselves that the rest of our existence is subpar in someway.
I am not saying that we should not be happy or excited with the special moments in our lives, what I am saying is we should walk into that additional joy with acceptance and appreciation but not to make it MORE than the small moments that define your life.
We as a society seem to be on a search, looking externally for answers to the "why's" in our life or the "there has to be more". We really need to dial it back and understand that it is only ourselves that place these limited thoughts into our minds and then energetically into our bodies. Truly we are so much more each and every one of us if only we stopped painting a picture in our minds of a life that bears no relationship to who we really are. I am not saying stop dreaming or working towards a goal, I am saying to make sure that goal or dream is a real one that drives you and defines you and that YOU feel is a pathway that your life needs to travel down.
I truly believe we need to be present in our own lives to be in active appreciation of our bodies/minds/spirit and our environment, to bring our attention to our now. To learn to let go of our negative mind sets over perceived slights or even real ones and move into gratitude and grace, To say to self, thank you for this day this moment of unconditional acceptance and to feel and mean it.
This is part of my journey. To let go of my ego mind with its story telling and make believe mentality. To shift and move into a tiny spark of continual love and joy of my real life, of making beds and walking dogs and cooking meals and so on. When I can fully move with no though into this energy I believe I will then truly see the universe and my connection to it and to every energy that flows with it.
So today I encourage you to become aware and to celebrate with gratitude and grace your small moments that form your day.
" I am open and free to celebrate being me"