I was on Lisa Neumann’s Sober Identity website yesterday and threw my hat in the ring to do her “I Want to Achieve” Achievements Board “challenge”. I chose the above. It’s a piece from the one and only Yoko Ono (I realize the double negative in her instructions…I have waived that off as artistic license). I have started on this today. I have also included negative self-talk in this, which runs rampant at times, so while I can’t control my thoughts, I can certainly control my reactions to them. So when I get flanked by self-pity, putting myself down, or comparing myself, I will retaliate with love. Self-love and self-worth.
When it comes to others, I will practice the same. Love and tolerance. Patience. Compassion. Some of the many spiritual principles that I try to live by.
Will I succeed fully? And what does that look like? I can only hope to do my best, to be aware and breathe and quiet myself before reacting or speaking, but I am human, and old thinking patterns and habits still cling to me like burrs from the bushes. But it’s about the process, and not the destination. I trudge the road of happy destiny.
I will report in a few days time.