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Ease Your Way through 2018!

Three Mindful Strategies that Lead to Extraordinary Outcomes

“What you seek is seeking you” --
Rumi—13th century Persian poet and Sufi master

Rumi’s quote reminds us that our intentions have power: Synchronicity, positive thinking, Law of Attraction, God, or Higher Order (whatever we call it) guides and supports us through life. When we set our intentions, take purposeful actions towards achieving our goals and allow something greater than ourselves to work with us, we “ease on down the road.” For example, the right person shows up at the right time or the right opportunity finds its way to us. Something extraordinary happens that feels miraculous. In those moments, life flows and we flow with it!

If you are striving and struggling to accomplish a goal, it might be time to let go of your judgments, resistance, and control in order to connect with the creative flow. The flow or zone makes things feel easy, effortless and enjoyable. When we do our best with an open mind and heart and trust this invisible process, we are more able to turn obstacles into stepping stones to greater abundance, fulfillment and personal growth. The flow invites us to bring balance to achieving through action and attracting through mindfulness. Are you ready to bring ease and flow into the New Year?

These three strategies will help you do just that:
  • Less judgments toward yourself: More acceptance will energize and inspire you to be all you can be.
  • Less resistance to what is happening: More allowing will enable you to work with what is and take next steps with clarity.
  • Less emotional attachment to outcomes: More letting go of controlling outcomes will attract what you want in miraculous ways.
Putting these strategies into action works like this:

Where in your life are you struggling or striving? Ask yourself these questions to bring more flow to the situation: 

What judgment is limiting me?

A judgment against yourself might be: I’m not good enough; others can do it better; I do not deserve to have this. The “shoulds” sound like this: I should be able to do this on my own; I should be further along with this; or I should work harder. As you replace your negative perceptions with positive ones, you will feel empowered and inspired to reach for excellence. Your mantra could be “I am enough and becoming more every day.” Self-acceptance places you in the flow.
  • Action: Give more love and acceptance to yourself; limiting judgments will fade away.
Am I struggling to make this happen?

Once you get centered and still, ask yourself: Is this goal compelling to me? Is this the right time? Do my personal resources support this? Am I sabotaging my success? Is it time to change course? Once you gain a clear perspective, you might discover that you need to: 1) create a more realistic goal (unrealistic expectations sabotage success); 2) ask for help; or 3) see the problem differently to find the “right” solution. When you accept and work with what is, you find ways to flow with life, not struggle against it.
  • Action: Work with what is and look around to find what works; you will discover the next step.
Am I willing to let go of having it my way?

As you let go of control and allow the outcome or insight to find you, you will learn to attract what you want with ease. Whether it is an outcome or insight, be willing to allow a power greater than yourself to work with you. As you take purposeful actions to achieve your goal and let go of emotional attachment to the outcome, you allow what you want to find you. The result might look different from your vision, but it will ultimately be filled with personal truth and satisfaction. Your mantra might be: “this or something better.”
  • Action: Do your best and allow the outcome to be what it is; you will encounter the creative flow.
Last year was filled with challenges, disappointments and losses as well as some wonderful blessings for me. These three techniques enabled me to withstand the hits, take the necessary actions and trust that a Higher Power was working with me. They will enable you to change your perceptions, make wise choices and connect with the creative flow. The techniques work intimately together. As you work with them, you will bring more ease and flow into your New Year!

To live well longer, go with the flow of life as you accept yourself more, work with what is happening, and surrender outcomes to a Higher Power.

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