Are you flexible? Do you readily accept and adapt to change? Or are you rigid and change slowly through great effort?
2020 has been an interesting year for sure. For many it’s been a harrowing experience. And if you are personally in that camp, you have my deepest heartfelt compassion, love and blessings for a brighter 2021.
For me, 2020 has been a year of expansion, gratitude and humility. Fortunately, our family has enjoyed an amazing year. Our year has been blessed with an abundance of family time, multiple family vacations and prosperous finances.
Flexibility and adaptability are major contributors to our happiness.
Life happens. And life will continue to happen, regardless of how you feel about it. Of this you have no choice. You do however, have the distinct privilege of choosing your reaction to life.
When you choose rigidity (intentionally or not), change may feel frustrating or painful. So much of our pain comes from the stories that we tell ourselves. “It (life) should be this way” or “That (life) shouldn’t be like that (life again)” And so on…
Our reactions dictate our happiness.
When you choose flexibility, change becomes mild and you flow with life. There is wise saying that you cannot step into the same river twice. This is because the river has changed, the water is literally different and the flow (albeit similar) has changed in some way either large or small.
Adaptability empowers us to change in the only location which ensures happiness: in ourselves. And when we learn to do this with wonder, carefreeness and joy, our lives begin to incorporate these qualities.
Regardless of where you currently land on this topic, there is an easy way to foster more flexibility and adaptability in your life: establish a self-care routine. Practices such as meditation, yoga and exercise allow us to live in the present moment and let go of our rigid expectations so that we can allow life to bless us with surprises and beauty beyond comprehension.
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When you let go and let life, the qualities of flexibility, adaptability and carefreeness provide surprises and gifts that often include love as well as peace beyond all understanding.
As for these qualities, I wish them all to you.
Where would you like to be more flexible and adaptable in your life?
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