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A is for acceptance of myself and others... anywhere, anytime, anyone, always.
B is for blamelessness and removing blame from my perceptions... getting in touch with the heart before lashing out, blaming, or being belligerent.
C is for compassion for everyone everywhere... caring with courage, consideration, and comfort.
D is for detachment and letting others be themselves... devotedly choosing to follow your heart's direction.
E is for expressing myself with love... every time, everywhere, with everyone.
F is for freedom to be true to my divine nature.... fprever.
G is Godliness, living it and seeing it everywhere... goodness directed towards the higher good.
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H is for harmony within and without... hearing the messages from the heart and having the courage to act on them.
I is for intuition and listening to mine while respecting yours... insights in everyday life.
J is for journaling and writing down my feelings, dreams, and thoughts... just because I'm worth it.
K is for kindness toward humans and animals too... being kind, kinder, kindest.
L is for Love, always and for all... ;living with love in our heart for the child in everyone.
M is for mindfulness and paying attention to my thoughts... monitoring the monkey mind's chatter.
N is for Now, the only time there is... nothing exists but now.
O is for others and loving them as they are... choosing love over and above our fears and doubts.
P is for positive attitudes towards all... patience, positivity, perseverance in reaching for a more loving life.
Q is for questions and asking them as I go... seeing life as a quest for truth, love, and appreciation.
R is for response-ability in all of my life... really choosing to respond in the highest way possible.
S is for serenity, my choice each and every day... soothing, serene, synchronicity.
T is for thankfulness for the great and the small... making gratitude and thankfulness the truth of my existence.
U is for Universe, the One I adore... remembering that U and I together make up the Universe.
V is for value which I recognize in all... Valuing myself and the people around me.
W is for willingness to be the best I can be... with every breath I take.
X is for x-ray and making myself transparent... seeing my existence as a path to and through Love.
Y is for yielding to the flow of life... not yearning for yesterday, but focusing on today, right here and now.
Z is for zest as I live life with enthusiasm... from A to Z.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
by Steven C. Hayes.
This book is not about overcoming pain or fighting emotions; it’s about embracing life and feeling everything it has to offer and choosing to live a life based on what matters most.
About The Author
Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.
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