the will to live - day 13
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How do you know it’s worth it?
Well first you must acknowledge what IT is. Secondly, you must establish your perspective on the term 'worth it’. Often times in life we go through situations and circumstances with the idea that something is worth it by the time frame of gratification. If it is not instant, be it good or not so good, we may view IT as a waste of time. Determining if something or someone is worth IT is not as complex of a process as you might think. If you want to add value to your life and the relationships you establish and cultivate, do this; view every situation as an opportunity to self asses. Ask yourself these questions.
What do I want out of this situation?
How much energy am I putting into receiving it ?
Am I causing myself unnecessary discomfort ? If so, How do I put an end to it ?
When all is said and done, will my perspective on this situation help me to grow and be at peace in my mind, body, and spirit?
If you don't know what you want then you can easily become frazzled and anxious because you have no idea what you are looking for to give you peace. This is step one; acknowledging what IT is! Sometimes it can be very difficult to put your finger on the reason or reasons you are feeling uneasy; which is why self assessment is so very important. It is imperative to self assess when finding and acknowledging your ‘IT’ and the value it holds in your life.
Step two is to ask yourself ‘how much energy am I putting into receiving "IT"?, This is just as important as the step one. Even the Bible says that faith without works is dead. You can't expect to attain what you are looking for if you're not even putting in the time to prepare for receiving it. This never ending process begins in your mind and manifest in your destiny. You are continuously being challenged to think differently about the curveballs life throws at you.
Wether you hit the ball out of the park, hit a foul, or completely strike out, how you open your mind up to the reality of the circumstance determines the amount of energy you put into receiving it. Keep in mind that a set back is only a set up for you to find another way to go about getting what you need or want. I personally believe that people who have lived through countless disappointments and set backs are perfect candidates for the ultimate optimist. There are way more avenues towards yes the there is towards no. It’s all in how you choose to run your race.
Tune in tomorrow for explanations on steps 3 & 4. Until then, I leave you with this affirmation.
I trust that I know what's best for me. I know that all things are working together for my good. I make decisions for myself that bring about peace. Whatever shall be will be and I will be grateful for whatever IS.