3 Simple Actions That Will Transform Your Life

by Amanda Linehan on February 19, 2011

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When you think about making changes in your life, it’s a daunting thought. The steps you need to take seem endless, and most likely, you’re not even sure what steps you need to take.

But there are some simple things you can begin doing that can’t fail to make a difference in your life. You don’t need to create a lengthy plan of detailed action, just start doing the three things outlined below.

Accept

Acceptance gives you the power to deal with what is. This is not laziness and it’s not avoidance. It’s simply the willingness to see things as they really are, and to decide from that point what you will do next. From that point, your action (or non-action, as it may be) is inspired, and is transformative because it is rooted in reality.

Even if you realize there is nothing to be done, transformation can still occur because you have allowed people and circumstances to be as they are, and have stopped holding onto what you wish them to be.

Want

If you haven’t already, start wanting. This is the seed of anything that is created in the world. Wanting transforms your life because it urges you to create, and your creations impact not only you, but other people as well.

If you look around and don’t see things that you want, start to figure out what those things might be. Don’t be ashamed or feel you are undeserving. Each of us wants, and this positively impacts not only our own lives, but the world that we live in.

Feel

Every day be aware of what and how you feel. Don’t avoid this.Your feelings will guide you along your path. Allow them to arise, see what they have to say, and then keep walking.

You will notice that as you practice feeling what you feel, your emotions will leave you alone. This is supposed to happen. Your feelings are not your enemy, they are here to help you. Simply feel and listen.

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1 Michael March 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Amanda,

Thanks for sharing those helpful suggestions, in your characteristically clear and gentle voice.

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