I can suck myself down into a deep, black hole when I focus on what I think I SHOULD be... more loving, sexy, productive, whatever. Thinking I should be something else means I'm not good enough now. This is poverty thinking and a guaranteed way to be miserable.
I can let go of this suffering by accepting WHAT IS. I can say, "This is how I am right now and that's okay."
When I first tried this, I could say it but not believe it. Then I began to experience the freedom this perspective brings - just by changing my mind! Now I'm beginning to believe it. What a gift! - John Robson
Instead of thinking of what i should, i think about one of my favorite quotes, "this is great! I know we can do better!" Michael Jackson. I think the two ideas go well together. This is what is and I am happy with that, i also dare to challenge myself to put more effort because i believe that i can do better with added effort.