“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.” ~Tony Schwartz
Dealing with uncertainty and change is a process we have to learn in life. We will continue to come up against loss, and death, be with grief and pain-but we have the choice in how we choose to deal with it.
Will we collapse or will we pick ourselves back up with courage and dignity? It takes strength to feel the pain and find the love to still move forward, one step at a time.
The truth is we are always going to be in transition in our life. If we we wait for it to slow down we will wait our entire life. We are always going to deal with pain and loss. There is no magic formula to rid of these experiences, but there is magic in learning to let go of control slowly and surrender to our breath. This tool is what brings us back into the present moment.
We are not our past, or future, we are simply this moment with our breath.
Life will always be shifting and changing and it will take us to people and places we never expected. We will laugh and we will cry and if we’re lucky we’ll find someone to open our heart unconditionally with and fall deeper in love with ourself. Love is what creates meaning.
Life is this grand journey of growing and learning to accept and embrace the beauty and impermanence of life. We are the flowers, the trees, the forest, the mountains, we are part of the planting, growth and renewal cycle just as nature is too.
Life isn’t always pretty and easy, but it is our best guide and teacher. Everything that frustrates you is a challenge to grow and bloom into the beautiful person you already are. Take the challenge as an opportunity to better know yourself and the deep inner strength you hold.
When we learn to be be okay with not being okay, to give up the unauthentic party of ourself and be the person that lives with your own truth and wisdom. This is called surrender.
The most important thing you can do in your life, by far, is to learn to love yourself for all your human flaws and imperfections. This is what creates authenticity. When you find the strength to love yourself deeply, you become kinder and more compassionate.
When you know how to love yourself you allow the ability for someone else to come and share their love with you.
It takes strength to love yourself deeply. It takes strength to live a life of authenticity. It takes strength to turn our pain in something meaningful. It takes strength to choose the path less traveled.
It takes strength to be human. It takes strength to live with your heart rather than against it. It takes strength to simply come back to your breath, one inhale and exhale at a time. It takes strength to love unconditionally and without expectations. It takes strength to look at yourself in the mirror with all your grief, pain and insecurities, and say, “I love you”.
You are the key to your making your life magic. Today ask yourself will you rise or will you fall? Will you smile or will you frown? Will you be grateful or fearful? Will you share your light or sit in the darkness?
Today I choose to create space to share the alchemy of turning my pain into something beautiful. Space to be grateful and humble that I have the opportunity to open my heart and make meaning out of my life experiences.
Find the strength to create your own authentic space. Live a life of courage and surrender so that you can begin to find love and beauty everywhere you go. Find the strength to fall in love with yourself because when you love yourself you give others the freedom to love themselves and this is what will change the world.
Just be love.