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08 January 2009

I find it easier to say no

I find it easier to say no to distractions everyday

Because I have a plan for my life, it is easy to say no to distractions and I am able to stay on track.

In life, there are many pathways I may take, but I want to reach my goals and stay on track.  Saying no to distractions makes me feel empowered. 

It is important for me to put myself first.  This does not mean that I am selfish.  Putting myself first means I value my worth and that I understand that my priorities are worthwhile.

Sometimes it may not be easy to say no to a family member or friend who offers a diversion.  Remembering that I am saying no to a distraction and not to a loved one makes it easier for me to say no.

Distractions are most tempting to me when I am tired and overworked.  I recognize that this is my body and mind’s way of telling me to take a break.  Taking planned breaks to rejuvenate my mind makes it easier for me to stay focused on my goals.

Although distractions may arise everyday, these petty diversions do not tempt me.  I dismiss distractions because they steer me off course.  My direction is deliberate. Choosing to stay on track is a good decision.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I occasionally let distractions steer me off course?
2. When I am tempted by a distraction, do I realize that my mind and body may be telling me I need a break?
3. How can I reflect on past feelings of accomplishment to help me say no to distractions?
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I fully let go of the desire to change my family. I love and respect them as they are

Because I recognize that the Creator made each of us unique for a purpose, I let go of the desire to change my family. I see the beauty in each one of them and love and respect them as they are.

I let go of the tendency to view my children as pawns, put on Earth for my personal happiness and fulfilment. Instead, I recognize that they are a trust from Above and that they have been loaned to me for a brief time while they develop into their purpose.

While it's true that loving them and watching them grow brings me great joy, they are not the source of my happiness. I have a purpose that includes them but extends far beyond them.

They, too, have a purpose that extends beyond me. I let go of the wish to bend them to meet my desires, knowing that doing so would minimize their potential. I love them so much that I can release them to find and to be their own best selves.

The same holds true for my spouse. After years of sharing a roof (a table, a bed, a bank account...), it is easy to forget the appeal of this person I chose to be my partner. I remind myself, often and consciously, of the qualities that drew me to this person in the first place.

While I value communication and recognize the importance of addressing issues in a kind and timely manner, I focus on finding solutions that accommodate my spouse's natural character. This focus is important to me because I recognize and respect the value of that which God created.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1.    Do I value my family as they are?
2.    Do I minimize my children's potential by trying to bend them to my wishes?
3.    Do I consciously remind myself of those qualities which drew me to my spouse?
 

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It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

Buddha


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