I Accept… I Want… I am Willing to… I Can…

My HP set upon my heart to put into words a reflection on some fundamental questions that would give me a “status report” of myself. I shared this idea with my sponsees and was Blown Away by this response! She allowed me to share it here.  Enjoy!

I ACCEPT

I am person with strengths, weaknesses, challenges, habits, traits, character defects, joys, and sorrows.

I accept that the life I am living is mine and I have the opportunity and choice every day to live my life from a place of contentment, acceptance, and gratitude or I can choose to live the day (or moment) from a place of worry, angst, anger, arrogance, and isolation. Every moment I remember that I do have a choice, I accept responsibility for that choice as I make it.

I accept my shortcomings and my missteps and mistakes as part of my humanness. I accept that there will be times when I don’t see them, when I don’t accept them, when I am captured by them – falling away from my truest self and from the Divine presence and influence in and around my life.

I WANT

I want an ever-growing relationship with and reliance on my Higher Power, that Divine presence and influence.

I want to experience every day a spiritual life of practice that is alive, radical and unstoppable.

I AM WILLING TO

I am willing to get back on the conveyor belt, back in the river, back in relationship with this work when I fall off or fall away.

I am willing to not give up on myself when the turn-around times are long or bumpy.

I am willing to turn myself back over to my Higher Power each day, to feel the gratitude which that small action affords me every time I consciously make that decision and take that action.

I am willing to observe myself honestly and with kindness in order to know my shortcomings and ask for help/relief in order let them be polished by that Source into useful resources on my journey.

I CAN

I can prioritize and cultivate my relationship with my HP.

I can study literature and resources that support that relationship with my HP, my relationship with myself, and my relationships with others.

I can stay connected to others who are traveling similar paths and rest in their wisdom and love, recognizing their importance in my life – revealing myself to them in honesty and humility and receiving their kindness, affection, and love.

I am willing to observe myself honestly and with kindness in order to know my shortcomings and ask for help/relief in order let them be polished by that Source into useful resources on my journey.

I CAN

I can prioritize and cultivate my relationship with my HP.

I can study literature and resources that support that relationship with my HP, my relationship with myself, and my relationships with others.

I can stay connected to others who are traveling similar paths and rest in their wisdom and love, recognizing their importance in my life – revealing myself to them in honesty and humility and receiving their kindness, affection, and love.