Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.E. Tolle
Just returned from a long walk downtown and all was cool but then began to feel that same vibe of discouragement and disappointment that I’ve felt so often throughout my life — I think it’s in my genes, thank you Mom n Dad but hey also thanks for my pretty eyes and inquisitive nature — and instead of entertaining it, listening to it, I took a deep breath and voiced, “I chose this. I am choosing how I feel in this moment. And maybe I’m feeling discouraged and maybe I’m feeling disappointed… but this is not happening TO me or AGAINST me… I’m choosing this and it’s happening FOR me.”
Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.E. Tolle
It stopped me in my feel-sorry-for-me tracks, oh that rut!, and kept me “here now.”
Hubs walked in from work at that moment. I told him, “I am feeling some rough vibes but they’re happening FOR me. I just can’t see it yet. But I’m staying. And accepting.”
And it made me feel more powerful.
Just to acknowledge how I’m feeling and my accepting the moment as is rather than making it wrong and needing to be fixed. The moment was uncomfortable, but not wrong. I needed to be hugged and assured, but not fixed.
Ah, this earthly journey. So rich in experience!