As we approach the end of the year, many people are thinking about how they want the next year – 2016 – to be different.
Yet, trying to improve your life by pushing against what you don’t want, leads to more struggle and pushing. For example, saying things like “I don’t want to be alone, I don’t want to run out of money, I don’t want to be sick. Why is this taking so long?…” places the focus on what you don’t want.
And you get the essence of what you focus upon, whether you want it or not.
For example, when you notice that people are very helpful, you attract more people to be helpful. When you notice how nicely different ideas are falling into place, more ideas will fall into place.When you notice things that feel good, you attract more things to feel good about.
It’s the simple process of life reflecting back to you more of what you focus on.
- content with what is and
- eager for more.
In reaching for thoughts of contentment, what if you could remember:
All is well.
Can you see the ways that is true for you?
Sweet relief. A magic moment.
As we reach for thoughts and actions that feel better, life just gets better. And from this happier place, it’s easier to imagine what it is we do want; to be eager for more.