What do you long for in your life?
Better relationships? More compassion? A longer vacation? Better job? Freedom? A healthier body? All of the above?
What if I told you the only way you will actually realize and live a life you desire or long for, is if you accept and appreciate the one you have now?
Acceptance is not the same as complacency. When we are complacent, we are ignoring the truth that life for you is not fulfilling and convincing yourself that it is. Acceptance is understanding that life isn’t full of all the qualities and things or people you would like all the time (and much of life may actually be challenging), but recognizing the notion that loving what you do have regardless of how bad it may seem, will create more of what you love.
Your own body is a great place to start. You can’t escape your body while you are here on Earth, and while you're here, your body is not afraid to tell you when you are are happy or sad, weak or strong, stressed or at peace.
Become grateful for your physical body, the vessel that allows you to experience life itself.
By ignoring the simple fact that life is neither awesome nor horrible without your body to experience it...creates a disassociation to your innate ability in creating a fulfilling life. In other words, if you can’t acknowledge and accept what is, it’s difficult to think what you want is possible. Where you are now is the result of what you have believed for yourself.
Until you improve your relationship and attitude with yourself and body, you will continue to co-create a life that satisfies the comforts of remaining where and who you are.
Learn to love what is, knowing the relationship you have with your body is a mirror to the relationship you have with life itself and the people in it.