The morning and evening practice involves not holding on to anything and trusting beyond your desires knowing that God has your best interest at heart. The question is, do you believe this with your entire being? Pay attention during the day when you feel you get upset, angry, feel the need to control or can’t delay gratification. It’s easy to say you believe; however, what do your actions say? If someone was watching you, what would they see and how would they describe what you believe by your actions?
Another tip is to practice gratitude. This means being thankful for everything you experience without judging it as good or bad yet trusting that all belongs and is a key to expanding your heart and mind to receive and give more love. This practice requires you to lean into the moment and live in the now. It’s about honoring all your feelings without being attached to your situation that changes every minute. Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist nun said, “The instruction is to feel the feeling and drop the story.” Think about this. Sometimes the initial suffering gets amplified because the pain gives you something to hold on to and becomes your identity. By letting go, becoming emptied, you are forced to see your nakedness and poverty that is uncomfortable and possibly shameful. The hope is to get naked and see your beauty while stretching out your arms to embrace the Divine who is ready to give you greater joy and love.
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