Own Your Thoughts And Emotions
Whilst we are not always in control of the currents of life, we have the power to direct our reaction to what unfolds by greeting life’s changes with openness.
Once you have released the arrow from the bow, it’s only a matter of waiting in anticipation as to where it’ll land.
While we have limited control over certain aspects of life, by casting the arrow as it were, we surrender to the forces of life to direct the unfolding of events — that is where the arrow will land.
This simple metaphor reminds us of our role as co-creators of our life’s events, although in a number of ways we ultimately surrender control to a greater power which takes care of the details.
You might call it fate, destiny, pre-determinism or a higher power.
In order to accept control of your life, it is essential that you inhabit your body by aligning with your mental and emotional self.
Be present by owning your thoughts and emotions — do not dismiss them as an inconsequential facet of your being.
You are the director and producer of your life’s narrative. When I talk about inhabiting your body, I am referring to a state of ownership and connection of your mind and body.
I am referring to being present and grounded in the moment, not at the mercy of your past or future thoughts or any runaway emotions which vie for your attention.
When you inhabit your body you do not require stimulants to create an ideal physical state. Being in your body means honouring your natural gene expression as nature intended.
You are in command of your thoughts and emotions.
You do not blame others for the way they treat you, since you assume ownership of co-creating every experience in your life.
Release The Past
It is said we coach others how to treat us.
If you frequently play the victim role which says: “He/she is responsible for the way I act or feel” you deprive yourself of your potential to enjoy life since you are at the mercy of others.
You yield power to others and lose sight of your self-worth.
As you surrender your power, others will use it according to their level of awareness.
That is you bind yourself to others by assuming control of the relationship rather than being a balanced union.
In many ways it is fundamental you release past mistakes and regrets so as not to carry them into the future.
The present is your gateway to the future. What occurred in the past resides merely as nothing more than a memory.
To replay the past by inviting it into the present moment is not conducive to living a remarkable life. You are held captive by your thoughts and emotions when you habitually replay past memories.
Thoughts and emotions create a kaleidoscope of chemical reactions within your body which influence your genetic destiny.
Releasing the past requires making peace with it and learning from the wisdom gained from your experiences.
It invites you to bring love to the process by letting go of hurt or anger or any other untoward emotional state. The lesson from your experience served its part in your soul’s journey toward personal growth.
The present moment contains the seed of opportunity which invites you into the future.
If you re-live the past through toxic thoughts, you deny the future from making its way into your life, since your frame of reference is stuck in the past.
Your mind cannot dwell in two places at the same time. It cannot live with past regrets and strive toward future happiness.
Liberate yourself of one and subsequently another door opens to transport you into your future. The mental and emotional energy required to live in the past is lost on opportunities that are better served for your future.
Similarly, assuming control of your life by getting out of your own way invites you to accept what shows up in your life, despite your perception of how life should unfold.
Roll with the punches calls for accepting the perfection of what is currently unfolding and owning the moment.
Roll With The Punches
Stepping out of your way represents dropping the resistance brought to each moment. Through your resisting to life, you block the goodness unveiling itself through you.
Many struggle with the concept of universal intelligence working in their favour, since they focus purely on the negative aspects of life’s events.
Your perception creates and colours your reality.
What you focus and dwell upon becomes your focal point; irrespective of whether it is good or bad.
As you relinquish the need to control outcomes, you accept what permeates as valuable lessons contained within each experience.
Your lessons become the experience you are having right now. Like it or hate it, the universe brings you this experience for your personal growth and is vested in the expansion of your connection to the deepest aspect of your nature.
How you respond to the experience serves as your lesson.
Equally, your lesson may not be packaged in the form you might expect.
For example, if it is in your interest to learn the value of friendship, you may find yourself in opposition with a close friend whom you do not share the same outlook.
In such a way universal intelligence assumes this experience as vital to help you accept your personal power within the friendship.
We may be bestowed the opposite experience of what we expect the lesson to be. The boxing metaphor, rolling with the punches encompasses accepting what shows up in your life as a valuable lesson which serves your highest growth.
Wisdom has taught me that everytime I refused an important life lesson, I’ll be given a new one disguised in different form.
It is worth appreciating as you create a remarkable future, to expend less energy toward material possessions, people or circumstances which do not matter.
If it does not feel right, let it go — follow the wisdom of your heart by feeling your way in to the experience.
It involves courage to go against the crowd and stand for something different. People will influence your decisions advising you of your inability to achieve a certain goal or dream.
Don’t waste time validating yourself by succumbing to this way of being. The energy required to validate yourself stems from resistance and is futile to living a compelling future.
Rather, pursue that which brings you joy.
Let go of material possessions and relationships which do not enhance your personal evolution so as to usher in the new.
Think with your heart asks you to feel the world instead of think of the world.