Sep. 8, 2017

SOME ENABLERS OF FREEDOM

In practical terms, as we go through life, we find ourselves dealing with people and situations.

In dealing with situations and events that are not to our liking, we can adopt a “LUCKY” attitude. This is an acronym to remind us to firstly, (and primarily), to have gratitude for how lucky we are, and then to come into situations from a perspective of Love, Understanding, Compassion, Kindness and JoY. Gratitude for what we have, have had or will have, is really important when confronting difficult situations where we sense loss. And, whatever is happening right now, why not remind yourself that great things are about to happen.

 When people issues come up, we may need to practice, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Calmness, Empathy and Support to wellbeing and happiness, which can be remembered by the acronym FACES. This doesn’t mean that you have to agree with people all the time if you see things differently but you can at least try to understand the other’s perspective. Instead of automatically resisting and rejecting another’s idea for example, try to find a way to accommodate it. You might come across a more acceptable idea that builds on the intentions of the one presented to you. Or you might say something like “you may be right” unless you’re absolutely sure of your facts.

The acronyms LUCKY and FACES can be applied to yourself too. As within, so without. You show up according to how you feel about yourself.

In dealing with both people and situations we can operate from a positive stance embodied in the acronym SCHOOLSmiling, Confident, Happy, double Optimistic Lover of Life.

So there you have it: LUCKY FACES SCHOOL.