Accept It to Change It

You can turn your ship around if you aren’t travelling in the direction you want to go

As you read this, in this moment, take a look around you.

Are you okay right now?

What does your life situation look like? Is there enough food for you to eat, do you have a roof over your head, are you feeling safe?

If you can answer yes to these questions, then you are a very wealthy person indeed. If any of these is a no, then right now is the time to take action towards changing it.

You need to know where you are before you can get to where you would like to go.

Most of us have it pretty good. Compared to what our ancestors dealt with in terms of comfort and ease of life we have many advantages. We have electricity, computers, transportation, protection, and multiple other useful things that allow us to live with some security and comfort.

Now it is time to work on what is happening inside.

If you feel in any way dissatisfied with where you are or what your life has become, identify exactly what it is that is taking you away from inner peace. If inner peace is the ultimate goal, what can you do to get there?

Often when you begin to ask yourself this question you may realize that there is nothing that can take place on the outside that is going to get you there. The more stuff you get, the more you become aware that material possessions don’t make you happy.

Happiness is not a goal. It is a state of being. It is a way of life. Needing things in the physical world to change to enable you to achieve happiness is an illusion.

When you are happy, then everything in your life situation will line up to reflect this state inside of you. There will be beautiful moments of inspiration and grace that fill your existence.

When you are not happy, the opposite is true. Life will seem to flow against you, causing you more unhappiness and even darker feelings like anger, shame or regret. 

It is simple physics and yet we forget how powerfully this impacts our lives. Like attracts like; it always has and it always will. Happy people attract happy things. Miserable people attract other miserable people.

Your experience of life will mirror whatever is taking place inside of you. It can be no other way.

So, again, look around you. See all that is beautiful and right. Focus only on that. Accept everything that is in your life as something that you have attracted to yourself. Take responsibility for all of it and abandon any notion of blaming others for what you don’t like.

Blaming releases any responsibility for yourself to make positive changes. There is zero power in assigning blame to anything or anyone outside of yourself.

Your life situation is what it is. You were born where you were, with the parents that you had. Life may flow easily around you, or there may be challenges. Through it all, you can choose what your inner state will be.

Choose to see the good that is always there. Focus on the beautiful, the positive and the delightful. Expand your awareness to see more of what you like, and ignore what you don’t like. 

These simple changes in focus will change your life right now. Same life, same life situation, new focus. This is the simplicity that will free you from the bondage of unhappiness.

In this moment, you are enough. Fill your inner world with the feelings of peace and happiness, and whatever is going on outside of you will line up to match these vibrations.

It is the law.

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