Do we find happiness, or do we create it and amplify it by remembering that it’s within our reach? I believe the latter is the truth. Happiness, peace, love–these qualities represent our natural state, our internal home, and who we really are. Trust yourself and your ability to bring to life the experiences you want to have.
“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” – Deepak Chopra
Getting Back to Yourself
I seek improvement not to change who I am, but to become closer to who I really am.
We are constantly growing and changing throughout our lives. To me, personal growth doesn’t mean we change who we really are, but that we become who we really are by removing the layers that are not aligned with our truest self. We get closer to who we’re meant to be.
Your true, natural state of being is not worrisome, anxious, frustrated, angry, or sad. Happiness is your natural state. Love is your natural state. Peace is your natural state. Of course we lose sight of this, fall out of step, and experience the whole range of human emotions–because we are human beings. Emotions are not bad, some are just signals that we’re off and guides to realigning with our truth.
Be courageous and focus on cultivating an internal landscape that can take you through any experience with a little more peace. This internal work will shift the outside world for you, always. Your shift is the miracle, always.
To quote A Course in Miracles, “When you want only love you will see nothing else.”
Trust that what lies within you is far greater than any pain you experience or any challenge you face. Trust that you are not lacking in what you need to more fully embrace this worthwhile journey.
Learn to Trust Yourself
I look within to find what I’m searching for.
Trust is a decision, but it’s not always an easy one to make. Building trust–with others and with ourselves–takes time, patience, conscious effort, and the continually renewed willingness to look within. Use this affirmation when you want to trust yourself more, and when you know you need to trust that the universe is leading you back home, back to yourself.
Begin to open up to the notion that you are whole and enough exactly as you are, from the moment you were born. You came into this world with the capacity to learn, and you’re meant to keep learning throughout your entire life. This continual process doesn’t mean that your soul needs correction, but that your humanness craves renewal. Your soul is here for the experience of being human. Embrace it.
Trusting that you’re enough doesn’t mean that you avoid negative thoughts or feelings of overwhelm, shame, sadness, jealousy, bitterness, or anything else; it means that you’re willing to again remember what is real and important. The assignment is to see how quickly and easily you can go back to love.
Trust yourself. Trust that there’s something amazing inside you that’s not of this world. Trust that there is good in this world that’s worth seeking, and remember that you were born equipped with the power to bring your light into this place.
Be Willing to Trust Life
Today I cultivate peace, love, and joy inside me, so that I will seek and see only this outside of me.
Learning to trust life is a practice that can free you from needless worrying, anxiety, and disappointment.
If it’s not now, it will happen again–probably in another form, in another place, and maybe with other people, but it will happen and it will do so in a way that’s better for the greatest good. If we make mistakes, we can choose again. If something is meant to happen but that opportunity seems to have passed, we can learn to trust that our chance is scheduled to come back again; it’s not lost.
Trusting the process of life (or trusting that the universe has our back) is a liberating concept and a belief that good things will come back around, that there’s an abundance of possibilities. Distrusting this notion is at its base a feeling of lack, that there’s not enough–not enough love, time, money, opportunities, etc.
Releasing our fear of missing out or messing up isn’t an overnight process, but we can make it a priority. When we can’t give up our fears, we can still seek to understand them and let them point us in a more loving direction. Often, it is only a change of perspective that we need, because when we shift our internal world, we see the outside world with new eyes.
- What are your thoughts on learning to look within for what you want in life?
- How do you remind yourself that everything will be okay?
- Do you practice any affirmations that help you enjoy life, no matter how things unfold?
Please share your thoughts, helpful insights, favorite affirmations or mantras, and any stories with me in the comments.
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Remember: the real treasure is found within.