During this journey of life we need to accept that along the way we are going to be faced with hardship and challenges, we are going to make mistakes, take the wrong path, allow others to influence our decisions and just fail.
If we can see the silver lining through all of this adversity by using mindfulness, we can then understand why these tough times have shown up in our life and this can lead to self- growth and transformation.
It is during our mistakes and mishaps in life that we will build our resilience and learn to get back up again so we can keep pursuing our intended goal and achieve what we aspire for in our lives.
If we allow self- judgment to stop ourself from pursuing our dreams then we are letting ourself down by giving into this idea that our negative beliefs and thoughts are true and we will continue to think
I’m a failure because I made a mistake.
Everytime I try I fail
This is a limiting belief that doesn’t serve us, no one can predict the future, we can only try our best and let the present moment unfold based on the effort and focus we put into achieving our desired outcome.
Nobody is perfect and loving ourself “wrinkles and all” is one of the best ways to be free from the judgement we make upon ourselves when we make a mistake.
When we make a mistake we need to think about “were we being true to our authentic self and doing what we love”, because if we were then this mistake is telling us there is something we still need to learn, if we weren’t being true to ourselves then the mistake is there to wake us up and remind us to stay true to ourselves.
It is our effort and dedication that truly matters each and every time we take a risk. If we can show up, be present and 100% immersed in our intention whilst letting go of other people’s opinion then we will be able to get back up when we fall down.
We can use mindfulness to bring awareness to our stories and ruminating thoughts by being aware of what we are thinking. This is an empowering practice to witness and allow this self–judgement to pass without latching onto the negativity. When you can pause and just become the observer you start to create a new mindset that creates new neural pathways in the brain.
This new pathway helps us to respond with neutrality and patience which paves the way for greater satisfaction with life thus allowing us to awaken, grow, transform and evolve with greater acceptance, self-worthiness and vulnerability.
It is through these milestones events in life that the mistakes you make will lead you to the greatest lesson of all…
I am enough just the way I am.
Written by Present Mindfulness Academy