It’s hard to believe we’re coming to the end of another year. By looking back, we can see a plethora of trials, tribulations, and challenges, both personal and collective. It would be easy to see all the difficulties each of us has endured, as well as the collective problems we face as a society, since it is difficult to escape the news and interconnection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the modern world. Maybe we are programmed to see struggles as a way to measure happiness or success? We also do this individually, as we focus on the aspects we consider wrong, rather than acknowledging all that is good in ourselves. Still why? Why do we think it’s normal to denigrate and criticize ourselves so severely? Surely, until each of us can love ourselves with all our heart and tenderly, the world will never truly change? Surely, until we can change our internal dialogues from ′′ not enough “, how can we change collective awareness?
None of us are perfect, and it’s important to realize that there really is no perfect, because it’s just a perception. One person’s perfect idea of another’s hell. Therefore, abandoning perfection and embracing the wonderful imperfect set of imperfections in ourselves, each other and the world is a step towards a more sincere life, compassionate and a true depth of understanding.
Every thought we have has an impact. Every thought plants a seed, and if we plant a sea of thorny and impenetrable negativity, it won’t be surprising to see this echo in every aspect of life. Perception is important because it shapes and sets experience. We are programmed to grow, learn and evolve, but often we only find that growth when we try to fix what’s ′′ wrong “. However, ′′ wrong “, like perfection, is seen differently by different people. It also puts resovers in life while we wait until we are fixed or perfect before making choices or living our best lives.
Maybe it’s time for a change in the seed? Instead of trying to fix what’s wrong or imperfect, do we cultivate the desire for happiness, joy and contentment? Not seeing this as a byproduct of fixing what’s wrong but growing them on their own? If we keep focusing on trying to fix what’s wrong, we’ll never reach the horizon. Surely, only by accepting the present moment and opening our hearts to happiness and joy, can we begin to grow a new wave of life and interaction?
So it seems clear to see why when you look back, you so often see things that went wrong, as they seem bigger and disproportionate to everything else. We are looking for what is wrong when we want to fix and improve. At the same time, challenges charge their price and may remain in our conscience for a long time. Still, when good things happen, we can embrace them, but quickly we get lost in monotony once again. So maybe we need to shift our focus and recognize the good, beautiful and amazing things? Maybe this will calm the internal critics and allow us to open our hearts and souls to cultivate joy and happiness?
Life does not come with an instruction manual, nor do we have a deadline to live. Therefore, it seems important to give up self-criticism and inner judgement to cultivate our ability to love, learn and grow. Life is short; no one knows what’s coming, so why not live life as well as we can? Stop hiding behind self-determination and start living wholeheartedly once again. The challenges of the last few years should be enough to inspire each of us to unite and live life as fully as possible. Life always brings challenges, but when you begin to see also the amazing and positive, balance changes and find the ability for happiness and joy. It does not eliminate challenges, but opens us up to life’s true potential.
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Therefore, this is a time to look back tenderly, to celebrate good things, to recognize the challenges with tenderness and love, to give up criticism and hate and to open your heart to love. Each of us has the power to transform our lives and collectively, that power knows no bounds…