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2. Silence

We start with our own self and then we Silence the world around us, if only for a little while each day. The more we pay attention to what the world says we are the more the more we are distracted from who we really are. Too much of our time is spent comparing ourselves to those around us all the while being critical of our own self or others. A little bit of Silence every day helps us to eventually hear what our own self has to say. When we quiet all the noise we can focus on accepting who we are, just as we are, exactly where we are at every moment.

3. Surrender

It is in the Silence that we Surrender what doesn't exist in our own Life. This means to let go of what we think our Life should look like and Accept that it looks exactly as it should. So many of us long for what is NOT in our Life. To be skinny if we are not. To be rich if we are poor. To go back and change the choice we did or didn't make. Holding on to what does not exist in our own Life keeps us stuck and can lead to frustration, anger and even depression. We will never truly become who we are meant to be unless we loosen the grip on what is not in our Life and Accept what is.

4. Truth

When we Surrender we are then able to acknowledge the TRUTH in our own Life and we see what we do and don't like about it. We look at our Life from a 360 degree view. Nothing is held back. This is the beginning of the awakening process for our own self because we begin to admit things that we have hid from. We leave fear out of the TRUTH. Somehow, no matter how painful, we find the strength to stare the TRUTH in the face.

5. Affirm

We've come so far in the Acceptance process and yet if we are to transform into who we are meant to be we have to take it a step further. This is where Devoted to Me comes in. In the Silence once we've Surrendered what doesn't exist and acknowledged the Truth in our Life we use the tool created to give to our own self words that transform us into who we are meant to be. These are positive, empowering words that belong to all of us. And when we let the world back in we carry those words with us to reminds us at all times that Acceptance is our priority.

The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
Orison Swett Marden