January 7, 2009

Embrace Your Life exactly as it is now



"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." --Peace Pilgrim


Wow! I don't know about you but every time I read something in a magazine or paper or tune into the news, the message I keep hearing is that I need to eat better, take a course, exercise more, be happy... While I absolutely agree and am completely passionate about people developing their potential and aligning with their ideal lives, I think there is a step that has to happen before the change process can really stick.

In order for change to be meaningful and truly transforming you need to get quiet and listen to what you really need or want.

Surrendering to the circumstances in your life, accepting, getting honest and really embracing your life exactly as it is, is where I think the change process really begins and continues.

You may only have brief moments of insight but there is something so peaceful about embracing exactly where you are in this moment.

While you keep an eye on what your goals are, making choices aligned with how you want to express yourself ideally in the world, instead of fighting with yourself about what isn't, ask yourself what is?

* What is going well in your life?
* What do you love?
* Who do you love?
* What is going on in your life that brings you joy?

I have considered these questions personally, and in the spirit of aligning with your ideal life and that which brings happiness and joy (and love of hot weather!), I have amended the length of the Follow Your Heart Goals group from 6 weeks to 4 and am heading back early to my home in the sunny south.

I look forward and am excited about connecting with those of you who are participating in the workshop beginning next week and to those who are still on the fence, space is still available - contact me soon for more information.

Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful day today!

I hope that you enjoy the quotes:
"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy." --Ralph H. Blum

"Peace is its own reward." -- Mahatma Gandhi

With love,
Kelly

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