How… can you give up ‘should and shouldn’t,’ today? It’s a good thing!

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Weekly Question:  How can you give up ‘should and shouldn’t,’ today?

Weekly Intention: Acceptance


Daily Affirmation: I accept it.


Notes/Thoughts

“Stop ‘shoulding’ all over yourself.”
– Anonymous

This week’s question is “How… can you give up should and shouldn’t, today?

So, let’s start by defining ‘should…’


should
/SHo͝od/
verb

1. Used to indicate obligation, or ‘correct behavior.’

Ex: He should be more considerate. Translation…’he isn’t very considerate.

Let’s continue with defining ‘shouldn’t…’


shouldn’t
/ˈSHo͝odnt/
contraction

1.  Should not. Used to indicate obligation, or ‘correct behavior.’

Ex: She shouldn’t be upset. Translation…’she is upset.’


How… can ‘give up should and shouldn’t,’ today?

  • Give up saying ‘should and shouldn’t…’
  • Simply notice it…
    *Notice when you say “I should… or I shouldn’t…”
    *Replace it with “I want…” or “I don’t want…” and accept it.
  • Notice when you say, “He should… or she shouldn’t…”
    *Replace it with “He… or she…” and accept it.
    *Smile, take a deep breath and ask yourself, “What now…?”
  • Notice if you’re saying, “I shouldn’t say should…!” 
    *Accept it.
    *Transform it. It’s a process…
    *Remember, you’re human and you’re programmed!
  • Read Loving what is… by Byron Katie

Ask yourself, “How can I ‘give up should and shouldn’t,’ today?
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…


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