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Dannion Brinkley, author of “Saved By The Light,” says most folks are walking around in a perpetual loop of negative self-talk. I know many people who, when you boil it right down, are mostly focused on self-blame, shame and criticism. I used to be filled with judgment and made a point of changing that habit to one of praise and acknowledgment. I created a new habit of acknowledging every good thing I did. I began by simply bringing my awareness to every time I made a healthy choice. I added a kind word of self-encouragement every time I chose love instead of fear. I started to praise myself for my loving choices and celebrate the shifts in my thinking on a daily basis.
As part of my daily spiritual practice I look for ways to acknowledge and appreciate others. I look for things that others might not notice. I like to be able to point out to people that I feel when their energy becomes more positive and expansive, or when they seem to have made a subtle shift or breakthrough. Often at times people don’t really notice in themselves their own expansion and it means a great deal to them to have the growth acknowledged. Sometimes I simply tell someone what a difference they’ve made in my life. I acknowledge them for supporting me, inspiring me, teaching me, loving and lifting me.
Today I advance my own spiritual practice of nonviolence by acknowledging myself three times and acknowledging at least one person I’ve not appreciated before. Now that I can see the opportunities there are many ways to practice nonviolence through letting myself and others know that I am aware of the subtle changes and moments that are life’s simple pleasures and sweeteners. In this way I move the world in a beautiful and noticeable way towards more love and harmony. Peace begins with me and I’m grateful.
I love to appreciate and acknowledge the good in my life!