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08 January 2009

I fully let go of the desire

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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In Section: Personal reflection - This article belongs to category: Exercises

As I soak in a tub of comfort and warmth, I wash away the day’s stresses and allow them to disappear down the drain

Just as the daily grime washes from my body at the end of the day, so too do my daily stressors wash from my spirit.

I take great care of my body and my appearance by maintaining good hygienic practices. I am also taking proper care of myself when I take the time to relax and send away my daily stresses.

When I allow stresses to build up I am limiting my positive experiences in life. With relaxation and pursuing activities that help to wash away the stress I am able to fully enjoy my life.

Just as I wouldn't dream of allowing dirt and grime to build up on my body, I will not allow stress to build up either.

I rid myself of stress by relaxing it away. I may soak in a warm tub of bubbles with soft music, lit by candles and a glass of wine. I may just curl up in a comfortable chair and read a good book. Whatever I find most relaxing I take the time to pursue and this frees me from my daily stress before I retire to bed.

Today I will ensure I take the time to find a relaxing activity that will rid my body and spirit from the daily stresses just as I shower away the day's dirt from my body. I will then sleep peacefully and awake refreshed in the morning.

Self-Reflection Questions:


1.    Have I neglected clearing daily stresses from my life?
2.    What activities do I find relaxing?
3.    Do I feel more refreshed in the morning after I’ve relaxed the previous evening?
 

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