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Accepting People as they are

Accepting people as they are also allows us to see other people’s attributes, and from that awareness it becomes easier to appreciate them for their strengths. Acceptance opens up space for those people to be themselves; it allows them to feel comfortable in our presence; and it allows our relationships to grow and blossom. Within acceptance and growth we experience more contentment and fulfillment.

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Appreciation as Antidote

Generally, the content of our thinking involves judgment about ourselves, about others, or about aspects of our lives. When we are being judgemental we can notice that we feel contracted or heavy, or tired, or even agitated. Appreciation, or praise, is a powerful emotion that can reverse that experience. It’s like an antidote to judgmental thinking, and those downward spiralling feelings associated with judgement. Praise moves in quite the opposite direction to judgment – it is an upward spiralling experience.

 

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Be Right or Be Happy

We invite you to notice if you’re getting caught up insisting that you need to be right, or that something needs to be done your way. Have a go at letting your position go, and see what happens to your peace, and what happens to the outcome of that situation. Also notice how much more engaged you become with the people in your life. Be right or be happy. It’s a choice.

 

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