We are the product of every experience we have ever had – both good and bad. Every hardship we have overcome has come to define us. Now, in our moment of realization, the conditions are perfect for us to realize what we are realizing and move forward with our transformation. By loving ourselves in the present we can find gratitude for everything that has made us the way we are – including any current challenges we might be facing.
Were things not the way they are, we might not be in a position to see things the way we do. By finding deep love for ourselves, we can accept ourselves exactly the way we are. Acceptance is not complacency. Rather, it’s an objective way of acknowledging our current reality as we engage fully in becoming the person we want to be from a position of love.
By replacing frustration with gratitude we free ourselves up to be the best we can be. Frustration is a form of expectation. When we’re frustrated our needs are not being met in some way. We’re operating from a place of lack because we want something different than what currently is. Gratitude allows us to appreciate the value of even the most frustrating of circumstances. Gratitude liberates us to be fully present in the moment and engage fully in making the best out of any situation.