Some things I’ve discovered lately…
~ Everything does happen for a reason. The more we dislike it or resist it or hate it while it’s happening, the more it needs to happen.
~ Beating ourselves up for what we see as unconscionable behavior is part of the process of letting go of it.
~ Letting go of hating ourselves for any reason is the graduation step.
~ Sometimes we have to give ourselves a reason to generate self-hatred in order to recognize a pattern. Only then can the pattern be dissolved and allowed to dissipate.
~ The more stubbornly we resist seeing to our own needs, the more they multiply and seem to create unsolvable problems.
~ The more friends we call in to help when we need it, the more support and love we receive. They won’t stop loving us even if we feel we’ve behaved poorly (which can easily occur when we really need help).
~ Sometimes we don’t have to know why something undesirable is. But we do need to acknowledge that it’s there and to courageously and firmly tell it to get the hell out.
~ When we can see that another person is not a problem to be solved, but a person to be loved, this opens our eyes to seeing the same about ourselves. We are not a problem. We are a person to be loved without reservation by our conscious selves, the way we are already loved flawlessly and endlessly by the higher aspects of ourselves.
~ Resting, sleeping, doing nothing are so difficult for some of us to allow that our resistance creates a blockage to the non-activity we need most. So sometimes, when we’re looking around for “what work should I do next,” resting IS the work.
~ If we continue to resist the need to rest or do nothing, the Universe will find a way to strongly encourage resting and doing nothing.