Planting Instructions

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This packet contains 30 spiritual seeds. Read one seed per day and open your mind to new possibilities. Repeat daily for best results.

When planted into your consciousness, these spiritual seeds will produce healthy results.
The more often the seeds are read and contemplated,
the more active they become in mind and assimilated into your routine thinking.

When you have used these seeds for 30 days, plant them in the soil and water regularly.
You will begin to see the physical manifestation of the spiritual seeds you have been planting in your consciousness.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today I Choose To Accept Life As It Is

Inner tranquility is not achieved; it is realized.

Acceptance is a powerful spiritual practice. It is not the same as acquiescence, nor is it the same as resignation. Acceptance is a powerful forward motion based on the deep realization that everything is in its right place, and that arguing with Reality is pointless and painful and has the effect of bringing progress to a standstill.
Inner tranquility is not achieved; it is realized. In other words, practice doesn’t create inner peace as much as it brings into our consciousness the awareness that it is always present within us, like an old friend.

To accept life as it is means to not argue with how life shows up. Think of the phrase "go with the flow" and you'll get an idea of what accepting life as it is feels like.
Sometimes people mistake accepting life as it is to be giving up, or settling for anything. No, it's an attitude towards life that comes from understanding that there are always options, choices, and possibilities that can be selected without being motivated by anxiety or urgency.

Things You Can Do To Accept Life As It Is Today:

  • Practice saying "yes" to whatever comes your way today. (Of course, exercise maturity and wisdom, this is not intended to encourage you to be agreable to dangerous or harmful activities. I'm talking about saying yes when you are presented with a task you're rather not be doing, so that you can experience what happens when you do the task without resistance. Or saying yes to an invitation to have lunch, and so on.
  • Pay attention to your bodily responses when you notice you don't want to do or accept something. Consciously breath, relax and let notice what it feels like. Ask yourself "What am I telling myself this means?" And try to imagine what it would be like ifthe meaning you are adding to the situation was removed.

1 comment:

  1. ACCEPT . . . MAYBE


    I PREFER ALLOWING - accept is too responsible demanding - an unnecessary tone

    WE ARE NOT . . we just are!