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Getting Over Wanting Things To Be Different

30 March 2017 Written by 

“The natural world exists untroubled by the way things are, yet humans seem incapable of doing the same. We fret and fuss over anything and everything. We have forgotten how to be at peace with life on life’s terms.” – Rolf Gates from Meditations on Intention and Being.

Why are we all stressed out? Because we want things to be different than what they are. Over and over I am reminded that acceptance is the path to finding that sweet place of peaceful serenity where I live and move in the Flow instead of fighting against the current of life.

I am aware that my mind can be dangerous to my overall health because it is constantly obsessing over anything and everything. It is like a peanut gallery filled with non-stop talkers, whiners, accusers, and fear-mongers.

But my mind doesn’t have to be in charge of me. I like to gently say to my mind, “Thank you for sharing, now move along.”

When I can stop making horror movies in my head about the future, I am so much more content to live in the moment.

Movies of the future are really none of my business, and are a complete waste of time and my energy. My joy is complete when I can stay present in the moment.

I will remember and remind myself to be at peace with life on life’s terms, living in the moment.

Content Originally Published By: Amy T. @ Blogspot.com

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Amy T.

Raised on a dairy farm in upstate NY, I learned to work hard along with my five siblings. I grew up in a very conservative Mennonite-Amish church which shaped a lot of my fundamental core values and beliefs. After moving to Florida to attend college, I married and became mother to five children. Eventually, my unmanageable life came to a crashing halt and I found my way into an Al-Anon recovery program. Recovery has affected every area of my life and I love sharing the things I am learning with others so that they might also find hope for their own recovery.
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