It Feels Sh*t Tons Better
When you accept life and all that it offers, you no longer judge your experiences as right or wrong. I can think of numerous times in my life when I have fought or judged who I was, or even where I was! I can laugh now at how ridiculous it was to make my experiences wrong. This judgment served me enormous amounts of pain. In moments when I was able to bring acceptance to my judgements, it felt shit tons better. Truth rocks and acceptance of it feels even better.
Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is a life skill, and a super power. Let’s face it, life offers a full menu of experiences in any given moment; and whether I like it or not, it is serving me exactly what I need.
Perhaps it serves as a lesson in pain and struggle to break my heart open wide. Knowing that throughout my life, the fight I fought was often with myself. Yes, I found others in my life to support that fight, but once I healed or stopped fighting myself, my experience of life changed, even if the circumstances didn’t.
At times, life’s experiences can challenge my current beliefs and perceptions. That is actually part of the gift life offers. Life is not what you think. Those shitty life experiences may call me to stand up for myself and invite me to have a voice where previously I was mute. Living authentically is my purpose.
When I choose to surrender my judgements, I am free. When I fight the reality of what is, I get my booty kicked pretty much every time. Expecting someone or something to be different from what it is, isn’t helpful or realistic and it can destroy my peace. Acceptance of what is, changes everything.
As I surrender, space is made for me to be happy and even peaceful. Any painful situations in my life need more love (and acceptance), not less.
May you find comfort in now, and now and now. Know whatever your current experience is, it is an invitation to live your life open heartedly and authentically.