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Reality Report for May 2011

Happy Spring !! - There are so many reasons to celebrate. I think of spring as the time for renewal and rebirths. It is when everything old is reborn and made brand new again. It maybe because the sun shines longer each day or because the warmer weather inspires us to get out in the fresh air and take in the beauty of each day - but I think spring awakens the senses in a way that no other season can. It brings hope on a warm breeze and shines brightly on that which was dark or doubtful. Yes, spring is full of possibilities and many reason to celebrate. I look forward to hearing from you about some of the reasons you find to celebrate the arrival of spring. -Cynthia 

Words that may change reality for you!

This month I am reading 
"The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin.
This is a great book and I challenge you to pick it up. It will change your life for sure. You can pick it up at Walmart for a bit less than it would cost you at say Barnes and Noble, but not every Walmart has it.
Also pop on over to her website:
It is both informative and inspirational

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.  - Epicteus

The Art of Acceptance... :)

Are you like most people who when they hear the word acceptance quickly think of giving up or giving in? Are you willing to go to war with what "will" be because you are not ready to accept that it "is"? Most people think of the word acceptance as a word for quitters or losers. Acceptance is often coupled with the words "you're just gonna have to..." or "I have no choice but to....". I often wonder why it is spoken of in such a negative tone. When ever I am having a conversation with others about the "healing" powers of acceptance - most of the time they have a look of total confusion on their face as if I am speaking of something foreign. Most people never consider that learning to accept what is can be both freeing and empowering.

When I speak about adopting acceptance as a principal you want to live by, I am not teaching the art of giving up or giving in. What I am teaching is the art of "getting through". (You will often hear me say that on our paths there will be road block - the key is to remember that these are temporary and we can get through). Some things just are the way they are and will always be. There no amount of resistance, complaining or wishing that will change that. So, wouldn't your time be better spent trying to find new option or alternative roads to getting through? Are there better ways to use the energy you are wasting trying to change that which is not in your power to change?

We all know that some of the most successful people in the world became so after being told "No" and what is harder to accept than being told your not the one or not good enough or your not what we are looking for. What's harder to accept than finding out your not good at what you've dreamed of doing or having a life altering event derail your dreams. Yes, there are plenty of people who keep trying even after they've been turned away but, there are just as many, if not more people who found a new way to "get through" and keep going with a new plan and an even more satisfying dream.

Learning to accept life as it comes to you is an art form. It takes grace among other qualities that most of us have - and it's not about giving up or giving in. It about giving yourself the time you need to find the alternative to what you believed was the only thing that would make you happy. Yes, it maybe hard to let go but, once you have - once you've open up to the possibility of something new, something greater out there - you will be glad that you embraced this as a new way of thinking, a new way of life. Full of options you may have never considered.   

Today welcome everything you have decided you can not accept. Make peace with it so you can move on to what is waiting instead.

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