"Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are." ~Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages
We have a lot of pressure, both internally & externally, to always be better, smarter, happier, richer, and so on. What would it be like to just be satisfied with who we are right in this moment? To wholly & completely accept ourselves just as we are? Breathe deeply for a few seconds as you let this concept take hold. Do you feel resistance? Doubt? Keep breathing & imagine what it would feel like. To be able to harness & replicate this feeling is the key to happiness.
If you find yourself starting off sentences with "Back in my day...", be careful. Reminiscing can be fun & healthy at times, but spending too much time wishing for the way things used to be pulls you out of the reality of your life as it is right now. Now is the only moment you have. Don't wish it away.
There is a difference between being controlling & being in control. When we try to orchestrate events, situations, & the actions of other people in order to meet our own needs, we are controlling. However, when we take responsibility for our own thoughts & actions, and how these affect the events & situations around us, we are in control. Being in control rather than controlling is more empowering & results in more personal satisfaction. How can you shift from controlling to in control today?
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