In learning how to embrace the life you have, we have to do the work of letting go of the life we imagined for ourselves. For some, this is not an easy process, not at all! Im one of those. I had a fairytale life in my mind, largely due to the fact that for several years, the fairytale was a reality. Grieving the loss of that fairytale life and gaining acceptance for what is now, has been quite a process and had required and emmense amount of honest, hard work. We need support systems, whether it be friends, community, loved ones, counseling, books or teachers, we can't do this work alone, nor should we try! I used to believe that I could do it on my own, that I was strong enough, capable enough, if I just tried harder. This only made everything more difficult, made the task of self acceptance harder because ultimately, I'd fail. The striving to be the spiritualy perfect being would inevitably come crashing down at my feet.
We are not perfect, we are messy, emotional, conditioned, scared and confused. Embracing life means embracing all of these qualities. Not striving so hard to rid yourself of your flaws, expecting perfection or an enlightened state of being in the world. Yes, work on yourself, find support, cultivate awareness and practices that will assist you in your growth. But don't expect perfection, allow yourself to fail, and be flawed sometimes. Just be careful not to stay in your failures too long, don't make the mistake of believing that they are who you are.
You are so much more! The simple fact that you are here means that you are worthy of a life, a life that you can enjoy and be happy with. You do have a choice, you can make changes, see more clearly. You can chose to embrace your life and let go of that which does not serve you. #embracelife #lettinggo #youcandoit #spiritualtruth #selflove #selfworth #awakenings #getsupport #dontgiveup #believeinyourself #personalgrowth #overcome #growingpains #secondchances #suicideprevention #alifeworthliving #lifegetsbetter #seekhelp #committment #selftherapy #mindfullness #onestepatatime #findyourownway #lifeismessy #youdontneedtobeperfect #embraceyourfears