It's funny how some of our most profound thoughts come to us in everyday moments. Then again, these moments are often when we are doing something fairly regular & automatic, allowing our deeper mind to function at the forefront.
My musings for you today came from a moment I had while in the shower, but really the thought had occurred to me at several points over the last few weeks in concurrence with some reading I've been doing. There are just some thoughts & turns of phrase that we should ban from our vocabulary.
The most prominent culprit that has come to my mind is "Beggars can't be choosers". There are many phrases like this that have a negative connotation to them that are rife throughout our society. To me they poison our mentality by promoting feelings of lack, scarcity, and fear. While it's not necessarily helpful to show disdain for any help that you receive, especially if you need it, the idea of constantly settling for less than you deserve does not serve your highest good either.
When we do things like this we train ourselves to accept a mediocre (or lesser) amount of anything. We feel we cannot ask for more because more wasn't offered. Feelings of guilt for wanting more come up. We label these feelings ungracious and try to hide them because we don't want others to know. In some cases people don't do this granted, but showing and wallowing in the feeling does not serve you either.
I suggest you raise your standards for yourself. Expect more and deliver more. Take the time to consistently practice this until it becomes a habit. Be gracious for what you have and what you receive, but do not let your outer current reality dictate your future. Let go that what has and is happening to you is all that will happen to you. Silently or out loud thank every bit of help you receive, even if you don't directly know the source. Firmly embrace these concepts and see shifts in your life.
The fact of the matter is, when we look for something we often find it. If not easily the very expectation of it colors our perceptions of things that are and lower them to that level of expectation.
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