Day Nine of Self Love Challenge

jean-marc nattier


Finally a simple answer…I put a lot of pressure on myself. For example I feel at this point in my life I should have my bachelors in nursing, I should be remarried, I should have another child, own my own home, etc.  I need to get rid of this notion that I haven’t accomplished anything. I need to get rid of the pressures I’ve placed on myself.

I have several favourite quotes from the author Brooke Hampton but this one really sticks out –  “I know it’s uncomfortable as f∗∗k and sometimes you wish things would just get easier overnight. But maybe this situation isn’t supposed to change just yet. Maybe you are here because it’s time for you to change and that takes time. Be patient with yourself.”

I’m not in the life situation I want to be right now and that’s OK. I trust that I’m exactly in the place I should be. Eckhart Tolle affectively sums it up “All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence. The present situation is. Acceptance doesn’t mean I like my situation and it doesn’t mean I’m giving up on my dreams. Acceptance is simply my acknowledgement of the incontrovertible present. Accepting where I am in my life right now means I can start making the most out of each day.

artwork credit – Jean-Marc Nattier “Portrait of a young woman”


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