I am where I am, and that is okay.
“I am where I am, and that is okay.” I heard this quote on a CD from the book The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Jerry and Esther Hicks. I was driving and it brought tears to my eyes. Something so simple, yet so very powerful. I know that accepting what is in our life is crucial to moving forward, but not blaming ourselves for where we are is pure freedom.
I think since last week when I heard it, I have been digesting it over and over again. Letting it really sink into the very core of me. I repeat it multiple times daily and it is wonderful. There are no more recriminations about anything. Any choices that I have made have brought me here, for better or worse, which of course is just my perspective anyway. But knowing that I can change where I am going by a thought, a choice, an action, well that is freedom. Acceptance is the start of change, if I am not willing to accept who I am at this given moment how will I ever grow or change.
My deepest wish for you is to read these words I AM WHERE I AM, AND THAT IS OKAY and start to shift. To truly accept where you are, for me this is on many levels, not just my weight. But it is refreshing not to say, if I hadn’t had ???? over the holidays I would be 5 pounds less, etc. The truth is I am where I am, and that is okay. I can only change the past by thinking differently of it, so today I choose to accept where I am, as I am and to take actions from this place. Not from where I wish I was, or where I want to be, but from where I am right now in this moment.
My goal for myself and for you is not to just get to the “right” weight, my intention for us all is to enjoy the journey. To accept it all, the highs (weight loss, loose clothes, passing up 2nd’s on your favorite dish) and the lows (weight gain, tight clothes, going for 2nd’s or 3rd’s) and to be okay with it each day, each moment knowing that we are all okay just exactly as we are.
May 2010 bring you great acceptance and love of yourself, the very best gift you can give and receive.
Happy, Healthy 2010!