It’s time for some real talk.
If you are living an earthly existence, you are going to run into some challenges. We all are going to face hard times and things that challenge us and push us and stretch us. Nobody is immune to that. But life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with it. And we can either use these challenging times as a way to look within, grow, expand, hone our spirituality, hone our personal development, really figure out what’s important in life….or we can go through challenging times and suffer and build up resentment and build up a toxic, caustic environment in our body, storing up all these emotions, complaining and gossiping. But we always have a choice. We always have a choice in how we deal with the challenging times. We always have a choice in how we deal with what we are presented with in life because we don’t always have control over what happens. We don’t always have control over what we are presented with, what is given to us in this life experience, but we do have control over what we choose to do with what we’re handed. It is our choice to see what’s happening as a challenge and as an opportunity for growth…or as a blessing or a curse. We have the choice.
In every moment of every day, we have the choice to decide if we’re going to take this head on, accept the challenge, learn and grow, or if we want to sit and stuffer and stagnate. It’s a choice we have every single day, every single moment. With every single challenging thing that comes up, we have a choice in how we are going to perceive what’s happening.
It’s that simple to change our experience of life.
And you are under no obligation to be the same person that you were last year, three months ago, or even 10 minutes ago. You can choose differently now, in this moment. You can choose to see things through the perspective, the goggles of love, rather than through fear and struggle today.
What does that look like?
Say you get a flat tire on the highway (I hope you don’t!)…
OPTION 1: You can see this as just another bad thing that’s happening to you today, another freaking thing you’ve got to deal with, you can complain about it to your friends and activate that energy in them and spread the complaining. You could hold on to that for a couple of weeks that you got a flat tire and that you were late for your meeting and you had to go to the shop and you had to get this fixed and it costs this much money and blah, blah, blah.
Or OPTION 2: You could get that flat tire and accept it. Accept it as a thing that’s happening. Maybe see this as divine intervention. Perhaps you getting the flat kept you out of a car accident further down the street. You don’t know. Accepting that this is what’s happening, moving forward, taking the next right step to get out of it, taking care, communicating with the person you had to go meet with telling them what’s happening, apologizing (not much you can do with a flat), and then when you’re getting that flat fix at the shop, being grateful that you have the money to do that; being grateful that you’ve got a vehicle to get you from point A to point B; being grateful that it didn’t end up being something worse. And then when it’s fixed, letting it go.
Can you feel that ease in option number two? Can you feel how much better that feels in the body and in the system, in the emotions?
So when you’re making the choice to come from love, you’re making the choice out of love for yourself. You’re allowing yourself to move through life and not have to suffer so much. You’re allowing yourself a more relaxed experience of life. You’re allowing yourself grace.
And then by not having to broadcast what a crappy day you had, you’re also saving other people from that energy.
This is intentional living. This is how we live with purpose. This is how we live from our hearts, is choosing a more loving perspective, acting on more heart-based energy in our day-to-day lives. And when we do that, everything transforms. You start to not get rattled so much when things happen in your experience because you remember that you’re part of something bigger.
This is bigger than just what’s happening to me through these goggles with my blinders on. And I can allow myself to move through this with more ease and I can allow myself to not have to suffer because something happened that was out of my control. It’s always our choice how we want to approach life, how we want to live, and your approach to life creates your experience. The way you choose to perceive affects your emotions, your emotions affect your mental state and your mental state affects your physical health.
So with the example of the flat tire, you’re not just responding to the flat. You are in that moment making a choice about how you want to feel and live in your body in that moment. It’s a wider perspective.
So think about that. How we respond rather than react, how we approach life colours our whole experience. Our whole reality is coloured by our choices in the small moments in life.
Sending you all tons and tons of love. I hope you have a beautiful day, beautiful rest of your week. Talk to you soon.