Life may not be as good as we always expect it to be as life is unpredictable.We always want our life to go in certain way as per our plannings.But,at times it doesn’t go as planned as we want it.Hence we face disappointment.This leads to hopelessness, sadness and confusions in our life.The main reason behind such disappointment is that we always want to control our life.And once we start loosing this control, which we all face in some phase or other in life,it starts effecting us.We assume that we can control our life completely,but this is a myth which we need to realise sooner or later.
We must understand that we should let go off the control of our life and trust the process of life; because the more we try to control, the more difficult our life becomes and we loose our mental peace.
When we accept life as it is,it becomes a little easier to cope with the challenges of our life because it’s not the difficulties in our life which brings disappointment,but it’s the way we approach our life.
Letting go off the control and accepting life as it is can make it really easier to live our life.Meanwhile,we can start developing faith in the universe and surrender our worries to to the universal power, making our life peaceful.
Dear Inner Child,
As I came to know that there is a little child in each one of us; a five year old version of us; filled with love and acceptance; I took this opportunity to know about your well being.
While writing this letter,I am clearly able to visualize a five year old version of myself;dancing with joy,laughing her heart out,love in her eyes,happy without reason.I miss you.I miss those time when I could love unconditionally,I could laugh without reason,be happy within my own self.
Now I have grown up, as an adult.But am I happy?I smile less,I love half-hearten,I judge myself,I think more.I want to apologize to you for not taking care of you.While I was in a hurry to grow up,I forgot to take you with me and therefore I lost my five year old version,which was the best version of myself.
I seek forgiveness from you for leaving you behind by beginning a war with you and criticizing you just like our parents criticized us: “you are stupid”,”you are not good enough”,”you are wrong”,etc.This constant criticism became a habit and hence I lost you in the past.I forgot that by criticizing and belittling you,I am doing a permanent damage to my own self esteem.
I am sorry I haven’t talked to you over the years.I am sorry I scolded you for so long.I want to make up for all the time we spent apart from each other.
I want to connect with my “little version” once again.I want to be whole once again.I want to make our life better once again.I want to be happy once again.
Today,as I write this note,I want to tell you;my five year old version;my inner child that :
“I love you and accept you exactly as you are”.
“I am safe and secure”.
“I forgive myself and release all the hurt and pain”.
“I love you,dear one.I am here for you.You are safe.”Louise Hay’s affirmations
I am looking forward to connect with you. See you soon and welcome happiness and love once again in our life.
We all have heard the word gratitude many times; a word so simple has the power to change our life for good, if we are seriously looking to change our life. Gratitude is an attitude of appreciation for all the small and big things in our life.
“Thank you”, is a magical word given to us to unlock the happiness in our life. The key is in our hand, so the decision rest upon us either to open the lock or let it remained close.
I learned this magic of gratitude working through my little sister, who always expressed her gratitude for every small things and therefore she is happy unlike me.I never knew that she has been practicing gratitude so effectively, till I noticed it.For example, “Thank you for making coffee for me”. Though this sentence looks simpler, but that’s the process of gratitude, expressing thank you by specifying reason for what you are being grateful for.
In almost all the culture, people have been practicing gratitude since the beginning of time in the form of prayer, as a gesture to acknowledge help given by someone, etc.But since we have become so busy in our life that somehow we forgot the real essence of gratitude.
It is very similar to Newton’s third law of motion, “To every action, there is equal and opposite reaction”. So, when we start expressing gratitude to people and things around us, we start changing our life, by attracting more prosperity. For example, if you say thank you to the money, while you give it other, you thereby attract more money in your life. Similarly, if we say thank you to our body for our health, we attract more health. What we give out, we receive.
Another important point about gratitude is it not only helps in attracting what you want in life, but it also helps you in lifting your mood. Let’s say, if you have a bad mood, you can instantly change your mood by thinking three things you are grateful for. There are many simple ways in which one can include gratitude in their life and see its magic happening.
- Starting your morning with gratitude. When you are in the bed, start your day by expressing “Thank you Universe for….”.
- Think of five things in the morning for being thankful for.
- Try saying the magical word as much time as you want for the entire day, including food, water, clothes, job, and children, etc.
- Whenever you feel low, change its frequency (of mood) by thinking of three things you are grateful for.
- End your day with gratitude.
Please remember we are bestowed with many blessings, big or small from universe. Expressing gratitude not only helps in keeping the things you have, it also attracts more abundance as well as happiness. Let the magic of gratitude begin.