Today embrace your fear. More often than not, so many of us unwillingly sabotage
ourselves out of fear. We may honestly wish to achieve a dream but we let our fears
keep us from taking the necessary steps to reach that goal. In our culture, fear has
become synonymous with ego, thus we see it has something ‘bad.’ Nature wired us
with fear for a basic evolutionary reason…survival. So fear itself is not bad per se,
because it came with the whole package and nature knew what she was doing. We
must re-frame our concept of fear and see it as a positive part of our primal side.
Without fear, we would not have the ability to retreat from danger. The key is not
getting rid of our fear or ego by shaming it, but rather, learning to appreciate it for
its intrinsic value and managing it in a healthy and balanced way. Today, if your fear
has been keeping you from moving forward in an area of your life, tell it ‘thank you
very much but you have it from here.’
Today change your belief about change. Change, change, change, it’s all that any
of us seem to hear, so naturally we feel as if we must constantly be working to
change ourselves. Change is a part of life’s dance and nature is a perfect example.
The problem with our need for constant change lays in the message that somehow
we are inherently flawed. We have to transcend this notion that there is something
wrong with us and begin to learn how to accept and embrace ourselves as we are
right now. Rather than say we need to change, let’s use the term evolve, because
evolving suggests that we are on a gradual path of growth. Today, let your desire
to become a better version of yourself start with the simple awareness that this
current version is already pretty damn amazing.
Today pull out the mental herbicide called ‘action.’ Negative thoughts are like
weeds. When they are left to grow, they can become impossible to get rid of.
Once a negative thought takes root in our conscious mind, it too, can quickly
become invasive and before we can control it, we are caught up in a habitual
pattern of negativity. The key to controlling negative thinking is through action.
Just like controlling weeds in the garden, negative thoughts must be dealt with
swiftly and aggressively. Once a negative thought pops into our mind, we must
stop it and instantly replace it with a positive one. Bad moods don’t just happen
to us. We allow them to take over by giving our power away. Today, take charge
of those destructive weeds once and for all and become the master of your garden.
Today share your burdens. It’s not always easy to be honest about what we are
going through in our lives when so many of those around us are also masters of
disguise with their issues. None of us what to appear like the weak link in the pack,
so we all learn to suffer in silence. Learning to step out from behind the shame of
sharing our pain takes courage but it is a necessary component in our quest for
spiritual growth. We don’t need to announce the details of our lives to everyone
but, sometimes we must unburden the load on someone. Today, stop hiding in fear
of judgment and reach out to someone who you trust. Tell them the truth and then
watch as the truth sets your spirit free.
Today redefine perfection. We hear it all the time: no one is perfect, but perhaps
it’s time to redefine the word in our inner-dictionary. The word perfect means
to reach a state of flawlessness or completion. Early on in life, each of us come
to believe that to say we are ‘perfect’ means others will see as vain and selfish.
Yet, the very first thing we say when we see a new born baby (especially ours)
is “Oh my God, (s)he is PERFECT!” Believing we are perfect, doesn’t mean that
we see ourselves superior to others or that we no longer need to grow and evolve
as human and spiritual beings. It simply means that ourself-love is so powerful
that it is able to transcend labels and recognize and embrace our magnificence.
In the laws of nature-everything is deemed perfect.
Today seek out good energy. If you believe in quantum physics then you know
that everything, including us, is made up of energy waves. When energy waves
meet one another they become entangled. You may not be consciously aware of
it, but it is happening every moment. For example, we have all walked into a room
with negative people and picked up on the negative energy or bad vibes-this is
called destructive interference. Conversely, we have walked into situations and
picked up on the positive or good vibrations, thus experiencing wave harmony or
constructive interference. Because the shift may be so subtle, we may not even
recognize when our mood or energy field has been affected by those around us-
so we continually remain at the mercy of others. Today, in every situation you
encounter, begin the process of becoming more present and aware of how your
body is affected by those around you and begin seeking out only good energy.
Today be purposeful. We all want to live a purpose-driven life but finding purpose
does not always have to be in the greater scheme of things. Equally important, We
must learn to find purpose in the smaller nuances of life. It’s ok if you have yet to
figure out your earthly life purpose on a grand scale, you can still be committed to
being purposeful in all of the small things you do. That may be a satisfying cup of
coffee, a great workout or being a loving partner or parent. Looking too far ahead
can keep us from achieving our most important purpose of all-being an amazing
person right here and right now.