If crappy stuff shows up in your life again and again and again, I want to lovingly give you a mathematical homework assignment. I’d like to suggest you look for the common denominator in all your troubles.
Go ahead and do that now. I’ll wait while you think about it.
. . . take your time, I’m still here waiting. (humming, filing my nails, putting the dishes away)
Did you get it? Did you see what I see?
If bad stuff keeps “happening” to you (btw, you DO hear that weak, passive language, right?), at some point – preferably sooner rather than later – you will benefit from a good hard gaze in the mirror. (Put your bifocals on so you can really see yourself clearly.)
YOU are at the heart of everything that happens in your life.
If people are hurtful to you, please ask yourself why you attract bullies.
If everyone else is getting ahead at work, please ask yourself what skills, behaviors, habits, and personal character traits they have that you don’t.
If you thought you would be “farther along” by this point in your life, please ask yourself what you are doing that holds you back.
If you are saddled by debt, please ask yourself why you won’t live within your means, or why you chronically underearn, or why you spend money on things to fill your “hole in the soul.”
When you take that look, do you see any of the following:
Are you afraid? Do you overspend? Do you have an active addiction? Do you blame others? Are you ungrateful? Have you worked on expanding your spiritual life?
Once you do that, once you summon up the courage to take full responsibility for EVERYTHING that is in your life, a miraculous shift occurs. When you see where you got off track, the path to your personal course correction suddenly appears.
Take a look. See what you see. Let us know what you see in the comments below.
Embrace all of your beautiful parts.
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