1. Start each day with gratitude.

Begin each day with gratitude. Gratitude allows the empowerment of choice. We either choose to see the endless beauty that surrounds us, or we do not.

  1. Know that you are enough. (Repeat “I am enough.”)

Expectations of how we should look, dress, and act swirl around us every day. Disregard these supposed “expectations.” Each of us is on an individual journey of exploration. All paths are different. Never compare. Accept yourself with full and deep love. Know you are enough and do not question it.

  1. Take time to sit in silence: Do no react. Reflect.

Powerful emotions often trigger spontaneous reactions. Rather than instantly reacting to those emotions, allow the dust to settle first. Be with the way you are feeling, but do not respond to it (a task that is much easier said than done). After you have allowed these initial emotions to wane, do not disregard your feelings as insignificant or unimportant. Rather, recognize the trigger. Accept your desires and needs.

  1. Always maintain self-love and respect, especially when it means walking away.

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. While we are able to treat others with love and respect, sometimes we are unable to do the same for ourselves. Know that you deserve love. That begins by loving yourself.

  1. Realize when you are wrong and take responsibility.

We all mess-up. If you have made a mistake or wronged someone, own up to it. Have courage to take responsibility for your actions.

  1. Be in the moment.

We cannot change the past or predict the future. Dwelling on either will result in pain and heartache. All we have is the present.

  1. Trust that truth will always reveal itself in action.

Actions speak louder than words. Believe it. Words are powerful and important. But, in the end, people speak in action. The way you treat yourself and others will show others everything they need to know.

  1. Forgive.

Harboring anger and resentment will ultimately cause greater suffering. Forgive. Let go. Move on. It’s the only way to be truly free. 

  1. Believe in love.

Do not let past experiences allow you to lose faith in love. Be open. There is an endless amount of love in the world just waiting to fill you up.

  1. Maintain a consistent spiritual practice.

Take time to pray. Every day. Connect with your higher power. Ask for guidance and love.  

  1. Trust the universe and be clear with your intentions.

There are no coincidences. The universe is created in an implicit order beyond our wildest dreams.  

  1. Have fun, be free, and don’t take life too seriously.

It’s just weird when people take life too seriously. Don’t you think?