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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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I allow myself to rise above the challenges by being proactive

Challenges in life are inevitable and I am not afraid of them. I know that I am smart and that I was given the ability to plan and problem-solve by my Creator.

I take an active role in my own life. I let go of the idea that I am a victim of my circumstances. Instead, I use my God-given power of intelligence to plan strategies ahead of time that help me deal with the bumps in my road.

Because I am an intelligent adult, I have the freedom to change my circumstance if I find them unacceptable. No one is forcing me to stay in challenging situations. I stay because I choose to do so, or I leave because I feel it is best. Either way, the choice is mine.

I let go of impulsive reactivity. I know that I am in charge of my own life. I draw strength from the knowledge I have within me to face each challenge. Because I am confident of this, I can face each new situation calmly and reflectively, making decisions based on what I know to be best.

If I need help in sorting through my thoughts and options, I am not afraid to ask for help from those who have lived longer or experienced more of life. Doing so is a sign of maturity, not weakness, and is an important part of my decision to live intelligently.

Self-Reflection Questions:


1. Am I proactive or reactive when faced with challenges?
2. How can I let go of feeling like a victim and start accepting control of my life?
3. Who will I confide in when I need help making wise choices?
 

Mind quotes

Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.

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