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If You’re Having a Hard Time Right Now… This Might be Why

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I’ve just realized something: this past week or so has been FULL of examples in my life showing me how important it is to be in a place of acceptance when it comes to things you cannot control.

If you haven’t noticed, we suffer when we don’t actually accept the things arising in our lives. When we’re fighting against things outside our own control, we end up triggered and often miserable, unable to achieve the financial abundance or deep personal fulfillment we do desire.

This has been made so clear to me this past week that I want to share a bit more of what I mean…

Why Suffering Cycles Happen

I don’t care what topic we’re talking about: acceptance is an essential step to getting yourself out of suffering cycles and on your way to achieving the financial abundance and deep personal fulfillment of your dreams.

Say we’re talking about politics, the current economic status, the condition of your current relationship, the fact that maybe your job is still shut down, or that you can’t go into a restaurant like you used to. There are all kinds of things we have personal attachments to or opinions on, and while that’s perfectly fine, I want to challenge each and every one of you to take a step back. Consider how your attachments and opinions are affecting your life. Really examine if you’re getting triggered by all these opinions and attachments.

If you’re at all like most people now, you’re probably getting triggered left and right.

The Importance of Acceptance

There are some things you simply have to accept about your life if you want to end your suffering cycles. We have to accept that we now have a different president in the United States. We have to accept that we’re still in a pandemic. We have to accept that we’re probably going to be required to get a vaccination if we want to travel the way we used to.

None of this means we can’t still have opinions, attachments, or the ability to make smart choices. In fact, these things are perfectly possible! All I’m saying is that when we don’t accept the things arising in our lives, the things outside our own lives that we have no control over, we get majorly triggered.

When we emotionally trigger to not being able to dine-in at a restaurant or go back to our normal work lives, it’s a clear sign that something needs to shift within us. While that may sound like an oxymoron, the acceptance portion of life is huge. Without it, we get trapped in repetitive suffering cycles, triggering us over and over and over. And that triggering uses up the amount of energy you have to go grab your dreams. 

Start Some Conversation

So what is it in your life that you’re having a hard time accepting? Is it all the pandemic regulations? Is it the economy? Is it related to your work or children’s schooling? Whatever it is, I’d like to challenge you to figure out how you can accept it as the way your life is now—because you can’t control anything outside of your own life, and trying will only keep you trapped in a suffering cycle.

This is really about loving yourself enough to have courage and start some conversations with yourself about acceptance. It’s time for you to step into your financial abundance and break the disempowering beliefs in your life.

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