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Morning Affirmation

There’s no use being anxious. It doesn’t help anything. You do have enough. Any more, and you’d probably waste it anyway. I think you’re doing alright. Pretty damn good really, especially considering how it used to be. Don’t go looking for problems that aren’t there. Real ones will show up soon enough. You can handle those when they come.

You have incredible gifts to share. Keep your heart open. Let go of opinions, yours and other’s. Stick with the truth. Keep your practice vibrant and take the next breath like it really matters.

Morning Affirmation:

Don’t be afraid. You will make the right choices, and you will make mistakes. You can always begin again when you recognize them. No path is locked in forever. You’re free to take another and explore new ground.

Live lightly. Don’t try to hold on or control so much. It’s just an illusion anyway. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the game. Forget about the outcome.

A morning affirmation

There is no need to worry. It won’t change anything. Be content with what you have, what you don’t have–who you are, who you are not.

Can you replace fear with gratitude? Lack with abundance? Restlessness with rest? Do what you can. Do what you must. Do your best. Leave it at that.

Today,
you have enough.

Today,
you are good enough.

That is enough.

Morning affirmation:

You can’t make everyone happy. You know that. You’re as worried about disappointing yourself as you are others. Some things just are. You can’t control everything. Life is unpredictable, as are your thoughts, your feelings, your body. You are a witness to the wonder, not the pilot. Let things be as they are. Change what you can. Let go of the rest. Lightly, child. Lightly.

A morning affirmation

If you want to do something, then do it. No one is stopping you but yourself. You are only limited by self-imposed restraints of doubt, judgement, and fear. Listen to the compass of your heart.

You will make mistakes. That’s what humans do and how we grow. That’s no reason not to try.

Just for today allow yourself to be fearless. Enlarge your imagination and take a chance. There is wisdom waiting for you on the other side, no matter the outcome.

A morning affirmation

Do what you can. That will be enough. When you drop all the unnecessary activities from your day, you will find the time for ones that really matter.

Be honest. Be yourself. Creativity flows from that place of authenticity. Don’t limit the possibilities with your perceptions of other people’s opinions.

Let go. You’re holding so tightly to a safe arrangement that you can control. The tighter your grip the more you suffer. Let go of expectations. Be open to this moment right in front of you.

A morning affirmation

Don’t filter your words, thoughts, or actions for others. You don’t have to fit into anyone’s idea of who you are. You don’t even have to live up to our own expectations of who you think you are. Not knowing is perfectly fine.

You don’t have to force anything. It’s nice to have a plan, but it’s also nice to change it. Hold loosely to your ideas of things and people. They are all subject to change, including you.

Morning Affirmation

Choosing not to care or not to worry are very different. You can care deeply and be engaged with all of your life yet choose not to worry and be held hostage by notions that you can’t control. The world needs people who care deeply but keep a clear head and open heart to work for meaningful change. You can be that voice today.

A morning affirmation

You don’t need anyone else’s approval to be who you are. No one has to agree with you or validate your experience. The longer you wait for their endorsement, the longer you will be trapped.

It’s one thing to be satisfied with not having it, but can you stop seeking the approval of others? Buddha said, “Be a lamp unto yourselves.”

A morning affirmation

You know what you need to know. What you need to do. Who you really are. Don’t listen to the voices of others. You have all the wisdom necessary to meet this moment.

Don’t deny any part of who you are. Don’t setup a shadow self to hide or attack. Bring your woundedness into the light. Be vulnerable. Be uncertain. Be misunderstood. Be you.

Morning Affirmation

A lot of your frustration arises from wanting people to be other than what they are. You can’t control anyone but yourself. Take responsibility for your own choices. You have your trip. They have theirs. You can’t change everyone. You’re still struggling to change yourself. Let go of the effort. Suspend judgement. Accept others as you learn to accept yourself, gently.

A morning affirmation

You are worried about many things. Most you can’t control. It will be ok. Don’t hold so tightly–to your plans, your ideas of how it ought to be, to the people in your life. Let them all come and, when the time comes, let them go. Love them when they arrive. Love them in the leaving. You will be ok.

Listen to your inner voice. Sink deep into your body with gentle awareness and listen. You are home. You can come back at any moment with any breath. Nothing is ever lost for good or ruined forever. Let go–keep letting go. You can always begin again. You won’t be the same, but neither is the moment. Let it all unfold with grace and mystery–including you.

A morning affirmation

You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. It’s safe to be yourself, even when you’re not sure who that is. Not knowing is ok. You don’t have to have all the answers. You don’t have to wait for everything to be just the way you want it to be before you let yourself be happy. You can be happy now—for no reason and every reason. You’re not a finished product. You’re a living process. Watch the whole trip unfold. Enjoy the ride!

Lyndon

Morning Affirmation

You’ve been here before. Change. Stress. Sickness. Uncertainty. Fear. What’s so different this time? Change happens constantly. 

It will all work out one way or the other. It may not be what you choose, but it will be. Accept it as though you had chosen it, but work to make things better until it changes. There’s no use being negative or falling into despair just because life doesn’t go according to your plan. 

Loosen up. Let go. Trust. Believe. Dare. Keep opening your heart no matter what. 

A morning affirmation

No one can draw you into conflict without your consent. Listen carefully, watch your thoughts, your feelings, come and go. Don’t grasp any of them too tightly. You don’t have to take sides. No one has to be right. No one has to be wrong.

You can watch the whole drama unfold and not be caught in any of it. Everything happens around you. It doesn’t happen to you. You choose whether to take it personally. You choose whether to rest in a calm center or flail around in chaos.

Morning Affirmation

Get more sleep. You don’t think clearly when you’re tired. You will have a lot of thoughts come and go on a good day. Not all will be rational. Don’t take them to be real. Keep letting them go. Watch your state of mind. Don’t let others set it for you. Choose differently.

A morning affirmation

How can you be disappointed with yourself for discovering that you’re only human? What else did you expect to be? Humans make mistakes–don’t always know the right way to go. It takes a while to figure out how to be human–at least a lifetime, maybe more. You’re just getting started. Forgive yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Love yourself. You wouldn’t be this hard on your friends. So why be this hard on yourself? What other lesson matters if you can’t learn this one?

A morning affirmation

Things change. So do people. Change is constant. There is nothing to fear. Resistance only creates suffering. Freedom is in the letting go and in the welcome of what is now.

You are also changing. Despite your best efforts, your trajectory is not steady growth and perfection. You have many more mistakes yet to make. In each of them wisdom is waiting.

Don’t resist your life just because it may not go as planned. Keep living. Keep trying. Keep screwing up. Keep learning. Keep starting over. Little by little–day by day–it all unfolds as it should.

A morning affirmation

You can’t do everything at once–certainly not today. You can do something however. Don’t be so overwhelmed that you do nothing. Stop focusing on the unknown. Just do what you know to do. Don’t worry about the reward or the criticism. Follow your path. Do the work you feel you must. Success is in the doing–not the finished product. Put your whole heart into every task. Show up for the dance today.