Thursday, July 7, 2016

24 Spiritual Steps to a Happy Life

This is a work in progress, reading the 24 steps you may think the process is easy, but when you actually start implementing the steps, you will soon find that it's harder than it appears, but well worth the effort. ~Todd

1. Let go of Expectations
Our expectations of how others should treaat us can cause untold stress and pain. When we let go expectations go, it will see us free from disappointment.

2. Learn to Accept
We cannot and should not control everything in life. Acceptance of self, others and life situations is essential if we want to live a happy, healthy life.

3. Release Dependency on Others
When we depend on another to make us feel happy or to give our life meaning, we miss out on our own unique journey.

4. Control your Thoughts
Most of our stress is born, not from our life situations but the way we think about them. Choose your thoughts wisely.

5. Judge Not
Judging another will only serve in making you fearful of others judgments towards you; which in turn will make you afraid of doing, saying or being anything.

6. Stop Procrastinating
Don’t put off today what you can do tomorrow. Time goes by too quickly. Don’t waste life thinking about what you could be doing and just do it.

7. Be at peace with criticism
Trying to go through life avoiding criticism will only stop you from doing what you are meant to do and becoming who you are meant to be.

8. Change not another nor let another change you
Allow yourself or others to be who they truly are. Trying to mold another into being the person you want them to be, or changing oneself to please another takes away life's opportunities.

9. Don’t Take it Personally
If another judges, criticizes or treats you, it is not a reflection on you but on them. Just because another thinks you are wrong does not make them right. Allow others to have their opinion but don’t let it be the voice in your head.

10. Stay Unique
With everyone trying to fit in, originality is rare. Give yourself the gift of being a one-off original.

11. Never Give Up
Good things aren’t meant to arrive overnight and we have little appreciation of that which comes easy. If you want something and believe in it, keep striving towards it, no matter what your age.

12. Leave the Crowd Behind
We are each here to enjoy our own exclusive life experience, following the crowd stops you from having it.

13. Collect Experiences not Treasures
The only thing we get to take with us when we leave this body is our knowledge and experience. Our possessions stay behind.

14. Abandon the Fear of Failure
A failure is simply a learning experience to teach us how not to do something in the future. When we learn something, through failure, it is a valuable gift that only we can give ourselves.

15. Believe in Yourself
Believe in what you want to do, not what family wants of you or society expects you to do. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.

16. Love What You Do and Do What You love
When you are happy in your work, success will follow.

17. Don’t Place Your Worth on Your Appearance
Youthful looks will fade in time but the beauty within continues to grow. Embrace who you are and not how you look.

18. Take Responsibility for Your Actions
Live life believing karma exists.

19. Create the Change You Want To See
Don’t wait for someone else to do it first. Be the answer you’ve been waiting for.

20. Treat Everyone as an Equal
No one is better than another, no matter what their wealth or status. Believing we are better or lesser than another leads to grandiosity or lack of self-worth.

21. Listen to Others
Most are not listening, they are simply waiting for their chance to speak. When we allow ourselves to really hear what others are saying, we expand our own consciousness.

22. Take Not Revenge
It is not up to us to punish others for what we consider bad behavior. When we treat others badly, or push them away, to teach them a lesson, it will always backfire!

23. Remember You Have Freewill
It is your life, you do not have to do anything you do not want or choose.

24. Allow Yourself to Give and Receive Love
Opening your heart is not a sign of weakness, it’s a show of strength.

Source: awakeningpeople by Just Be

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