'We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want.'
'We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.'
Our mindful message this week comes from the illustrious and enlightened Dalai Lama. It speaks of the ultimate empowerment of finding happiness and joy in our everyday life, accepting what actually is instead of constantly wishing for our lives to be other than they are. This constant wish for more or different or better is at the root of our greatest suffering.
Nothing has inherent value, it is us that makes it so by our own definition, judgement and perspective. We are the creators of our own reality, how we percieve it makes it so.
Who says things should be other than they are?
Why do we always expect things to adjust themselves to our own perceptions of how they should be?
How about we change our perspective to one of acceptance and appreciation of the present moment, exactly as it is? Why not try it for a while? Try saying THANK YOU to each new moment that presents itself, accepting it as a gift to learn more about yourself by the judgement that you put on it. Know that you have the power, in every moment, to make peace with exactly what is. And if you wish for it to be different, then from a point of acceptance, you can choose how to move forwards into a future where it is different.
You are not a victim!
You are a perfect piece of the universe, exactly as you are intended to be, having the exact experience you require for the lessons and growth your soul aspires to.
Surrender to the universe and find gratitude in every moment, even if it is for something so infinitely simple as this next breath.