Free yourself from judgment. Each judgment you have is a complaint with the Divine Mystery.
Let go of your attachment to being right. This doesn’t mean you can’t be right, only that you can’t keep score.
Let go of your attachment to being wrong. Scrutinizing your actions to identify your “mistakes” is a justification for self-judgment. The opposite of being wrong and the opposite of being right is the same-just being.
Stop trying to fix yourself. You are not broken, you don’t need repairing, and you don’t need to try harder. All you need to do is accept yourself as you are.
Get over thinking your belief system is the cornerstone of reality. It isn’t. Everything you think is real is based on an illusion. Laugh, it’s pretty funny if you think about it.
Detach yourself from your need to know. The problem with knowledge is it doesn’t do anything. How much more knowledge do you need to embrace the truth of your magnificence. Your choices will distinguish you, not your knowledge. (Note: There is no exception for bad hair days.)
Stop justifying your actions. To move out of the duality of right/wrong thinking, you must be willing to stop defending your point of view.
Quit blaming anyone, including yourself, for the way you are experiencing the world. There are no victims, only volunteers. Assume responsibility for your experience of life, regardless of where you acquired your point of view.
Release the idea that any one human is better or worse than another. If you feel you are better or worse than someone else, you are still under the influence of the myth of your imperfection.
Make peace with yourself (and everyone else). Peace doesn’t come and go. It is always there. It is you who come and go away from it.
Love actively. The only way to bring love to yourself is by loving. You don’t need to pursue love. You need to love.
Practice, practice, practice what you want to master. If you practice acceptance, you master peace.
Come from your heart. To answer any question, simply ask, “What would love do here?” -then DO IT!
Observe your mind at work. You change yourself by changing how you perceive your world.
Separate your sense of self from your fear. You are not your fearful thoughts and emotions. Fear is simply present. Nothing can hurt you when you know yourself as an immortal aspect of the Divine Mystery.
Remember and live the truth of your magnificence. You need only to remember the birthright of your innate perfection and release everything else.
Once and for all, stop telling tall tales. If your actions don’t match what you say you believe, you are just kidding yourself. It’s time to get real.
P.S. Don’t wait for a “right” time to follow these steps. The future will always arrive as now.
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you’re such am amazing woman, thank you! (:
Alisa love–thank you so much for your kind words! It takes one to know one! 🙂 xxoo gg
Gini, you have very beautifully expressed the philosophy I have tried to live by — when I remember and can manage it. So easy to get sucked into the craziness of society though!
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Words of wisdom Gini Simple, direct, and implementable. I’m pleased that I already practice many of them. A few are good reminders to incorporate more often. Thanks for sharing.
hey sweetie!! Good on ya!! They are all of our getting out of jail free card! xxoo gg