Loving What Is

It’s easy to get caught wishing for something we desire, something we are longing to experience, or dreaming of having. Connecting to our hopes, dreams, wishes or aspirations allows us to embark on the journey to achieve them by giving us a focused direction. However, we can easily block our efforts to accomplish our goals, failing to progress, when we are not in harmony with what is already occurring. This doesn’t mean that we settle for what is happening, especially if we are wanting something else. It means we must come into a state of harmony and acceptance that allows us to transcend what's occurring to move forward from it.

So much time and energy can be wasted complaining or feeling unhappy about certain circumstances or situations, when the real solution is held within a sense of acceptance, that opens us to a resolution for change. We cannot change what we do not see or acknowledge. We cannot move forward, when we block ourselves by only seeing the negative or what is displeasing to us. We must first allow a sense of peace and compassion to enter into ourselves to grant us the freedom from bondage held within the a limited perspective.

We can change anything we chose when we allow ourselves to shift our perspective into a state of light filled awareness. When we hold our minds in an openness that isn’t avoiding the problems we face, we can align ourselves with a potential solution. We become available to our creative potential and the unexpected energy that follows it. We can surprise ourselves by becoming free before we have taken a step to move forward.

The process for finding such freedom comes from being courageous to look at what is occurring without fear. Being bold to acknowledge what is and allowing it to be witnessed, even if it is something we do not want to see, viewing it as it is gives us the truth. With the truth, we can make decisions, we can begin to act in a way that leads to healing and rectification. Our feelings of unification come not by denying our shadow or ignoring what’s hidden in our lives, but rather by embracing it.

We can find our courage by remembering that we have the strength to take action, once we know we have clarity. We come into that strength through tending to ourselves with gentle compassion, forgiveness and tolerance, knowing that we are capable to choose a different path, if we need too. We all have the freedom to choose how we look at a situation. Sometimes that alone is enough to shift how we experience it, giving us more energy to take action.

Finding ourselves with a measure of self-love, compassionately forgiving our missteps, granting ourselves permission to try again, is not something others do for us. It is the powerful embrace of ourselves that makes us resilient to keep going, to eventually achieve our goals in spite of hardships. We become capable to follow our dreams through the love we give to ourselves, the belief that we are worthy and lovable.

Each and every thought that crosses our minds is feeding us a diet of either healthy support or tearing us down to shreds. We choose our thoughts by the way we train our minds to think and by what we choose to focus on within any given moment. The more disciplined we are in the thoughts that we entertain, the more we have inner power to grow into our potential.

No matter what dreams, goals or changes we want to make, we must first love ourselves to accept we are worthy to achieve them. By loving what is in our lives, we help to change it. That’s not to say that we love to be abused or maltreated, but rather we can recognize our value to be loved. Redeeming ourselves through loving what matters to us and finding a place within us to shower gratitude for that understanding. We grow through tender loving care from within ourselves.

Finding ways to show gratitude for who are already, what we have already, what we know already, and why it's valuable already, lets us enter a new state of receptivity. Our consciousness responds instantly to this awareness by opening up opportunities to receive more to be appreciated. We are magnetically charged to attract to us what we focus our attention, by creating pathways of appreciation as we gather thoughts that lead us to places where we can be more grateful and successful.

Some people will look at a situation and will always find something wrong and out of place, something to complain about or be unhappy with, while others find the exact opposite. We choose what we want to place our focus. It takes practice and mindfulness to stay in a state of loving consciousness. We naturally have access to this awareness through gratitude