How do I respond to change? Am I quick to resist it or does acceptance come naturally to me? Self-awareness and acceptance are spiritual tools I can use to shift my reaction when change occurs.
As I meditate, I become aware of the sensations in my body. Tightness or pain may be a sign of resistance. I acknowledge any feelings and allow myself to feel them fully. I am gentle and accepting of whatever comes.
With self-awareness comes personal choice. I realize that I choose how to respond to events and changes. I am not powerless. Seeing the situation from a higher perspective, I learn to accept what is with awareness and peace.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts … and lead me in the way everlasting.—Psalm 139:23-24
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