Today I wanted to share a reminder that I needed to hear, and was grateful to receive.
Maybe you can relate: Often we are hard on ourselves without even realizing it (and other times we are very aware!). One of the more sneaky ways we are hard on ourselves is when we tell stories about ourselves that keep us stuck. Stories that build limiting beliefs about who we are and what we’re capable of, and when we buy into these stories they become self-fulfilling prophecies. We believe them because our life shows the evidence.
But what if it’s coming from within us? Hermetic wisdom teaches that our thoughts create our reality.
- What if our beliefs are setting the stage for the actions we take and the results of those actions?
- What if we haven’t given ourselves a chance to learn how to operate differently
- What if we haven’t accepted ourselves for who we are, fully, and from that loving place given ourselves permission to try new things and possibly fail?
The thing is we are here to learn. We are here to explore.
Grace is forgiving yourself for not knowing how to do the things you haven’t learned how to do yet.
When we are learning we will make mis-steps. Just because you haven’t figured out how to do something yet, doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to do it. You have so much potential within you yet to be discovered, how much room are you giving yourself to explore it?
Did you already come to a conclusion, or is it possible there’s room for a different perspective?
The piece of advice I’m giving to myself today, and I hope you give yourself this grace, is to lighten up on myself. To take a breath, and remember that I don’t know what I don’t know. I don’t know what’s coming around the bend. But what I can do is look for the joy I can find today. I can appreciate the joy of learning and discovery what life has to offer.
When I spend time with my daughter (11 months old already!), I am reminded to find joy and delight in all of the little things. This is how she experiences the world. She teaches me that every little thing can be delightful if you have the eyes to see it that way.
When you find joy in the process, everything transforms, and life becomes filled with new possibilities to explore and celebrate.
Wishing you a heaping serving of grace and joy today,