I feel the deep need to respect the process of where I’m at in life, hence this affirmation for all things. Instead of planning and plotting every move, I’d like to just BE in the moment and go with the flow that’s always flowing. I hope these words help you reconnect with the great miracle of being alive, right in the middle of everything.
“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart
Life leaves nothing undone, and so the following affirmation (written in the first person to help you really feel the words) is a call to enjoy more, heighten your senses, pause, drink in the moment, renew your hope, and bask in the wonder of it all.
Honor the Transitions
I honor endings, because they give birth to new beginnings.
Resistance to change causes suffering—I know this deeply. Whatever I’m resisting feels like a hindrance to my fuller expression of love and appreciation, because it is. When I stop resisting the changing seasons of my life, I can go with the flow of the present moment, which feels a whole lot better than resisting it.
To be human means to continuously be in a state of change, because to be human means to be alive. This is a blessing that’s begging for recognition.
Without any transitions, there wouldn’t be anything new to discover about this truly awesome human experience.
I trust that there is an intelligent nature at play in every transition. “Should” has no place in this intelligent unfolding, because everything that “should” be has been, is, and will be.
Believe in the Magic of Something New
I embrace beginnings, because they are rich in hope and possibility.
Everything I see that has been created in the world was once a mere spark of imagination, and nothing more. Something has grown from that seed, and this is exactly what hope means.
There’s untapped potential in every transition, and when I vow to go with the flow of the life that’s inherently present in the process, I run right into hope. In my own presence, I can reconnect with love, with truth, and even with joy.
I choose to “begin again” because falling down is just another way of standing back up. A mistake is really just a signal to start with new information. If something doesn’t work out how I had planned, it’s just a firm reminder that the peace I keep inside of me goes further and deeper than any plans.
To get to where I want to be, let me first want to be in the place that will bring me there.
Go with the Flow of Life (Especially When It’s Painful)
I respect the process of all things, and I place my faith in the unchanging essence of life that continues to breathe everything.
To go with the flow truly means to respect the process of all things. My easy acceptance of what is is a testament to the continual nature of everything, and an honoring of the essential life that remains steady in service throughout every continuation.
Ultimately, the decision to go with the flow equates to celebrating change and embracing it fully as a beautiful current of life. Diving into that current—what can be called “going with the flow”—offers me the sweet release of inhibitions and resistance to love.
My gratitude for being part of this current of change, this ebb and flow of endings and beginnings, makes life so much sweeter.New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. – Lao Tzu Click To Tweet
When faced with tragedy, loss, failure, and disappointment, I do my best to remember that I’m still graced with an opportunity to choose a new perspective (especially then).
I can always request to see things differently.
Bringing this experience into the light of my own awareness can change everything. I can even celebrate this change, at least gradually and eventually, knowing that I’m aligning with a higher purpose and evolving spiritually to meet the full potential of my conscious being.You are here to contribute to the evolution of consciousness. Thank you. Click To Tweet
In this moment, right smack dab in the middle of the process, I can find something to be thankful for. Choosing to retain a deep appreciation for life (deeper than the pain, even) is my final freedom, and it shifts me into a higher frequency of living, no matter my conditions.
However my life is showing up right now, rather than wishing things were different, I practice accepting my part in it.
I can even find meaning and hope in my suffering. Especially then.
- How has a painful ending ultimately brought you into a new way of seeing things?
- When you think about what it feels like to go with the flow, to be in the process without needing to control it, what feelings/descriptions can you attribute to that state?
Please share your thoughts, favorite excerpts from this affirmation, lessons learned in acceptance and presence, and any hopeful stories of transition with me in the comments.
Pass along the grateful vibes; share this affirmation with someone who is blessed to be alive, even and especially right now.
Go with the flow of whatever comes up for you today, and know that all is still well with your soul.