We can look at what we didn't do, or we can look at what we DID do...we can look at what we lost, or we can be excited about what we are about to gain...we can look at the past or we can anticipate our great future.
We have just come out of a mercury retrograde phase and eclipse season...where we've all, no doubt, gone through circumstances which has tested our strength and had some 'past' feelings and issues surfacing giving us the opportunity to shed yet another layer of our old selves and old circumstances.
I dipped and dived into those waters myself for a few days. Reflecting on what was or what could have been, as it is part of our human process, it's purpose being that of personal growth. A process for which I am most grateful for today. Some days we get self absorbed and feel sorry for ourselves, wishing things could be different. But they're not. They are what they are. It's in that acceptance where we find peace. It's in keeping faith that all is as it's meant to be and the knowing there is a bigger plan working that we can't always see. It's about making mistakes and learning from them, bringing ourselves to a place of knowing better so we can do better.
The trick is not getting caught up in our negative thought patterns for too long. Just long enough to be aware of the opportunity to use them to find gratitude in our lives and to make a choice to pat ourselves on the back for our accomplishment, instead of beating ourselves up for what we know we should have done or should still do but haven't yet, or to let go of what is gone and look forward to what is yet to come.
It can definitely be a challenge to stay positive all the time that's for sure...impossible I would say...but there's power in our awareness of those negative thought patterns surfacing. We can notice them, acknowledge them and look at something to be grateful for. Taking time out to nuture ourselves and just 'be' and not 'do' helps too. It's in those quiet times where we can hear our own heartbeats, and realize we are connected to a powerful universal love energy, and truly are never alone on our journey as souls having a human experience.
I choose to be grateful today for the amazing supportive people in my life, and finding joy in the simplest things. I choose to believe that something incredible is about to happen, and that the best of my life is yet to come.
Peace, Love and Perspective