Changing conversations inside of my head is something I've done since I was a young person. All day long, every day, I'm subject to rehearse a speech in my mind. Over and over and over again I prepare my speeches, hone ideas, polish my feelings and do my best to incorporate the feelings of any given future audience in this process. I have to strip resentments from my consciousness, dissolve negative conversations and their import from my desire to deliver a powerful presentation. Gratitude brings me into a harmonious relationship with the good in everyone that surrounds me in my perception. Always hold the energy of surrender in any given endeavor. I am in charge of what I say, the audience is in charge of what they hear. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. So a surrendered teacher merges with a surrendered student, and the space of surrender is filled with love. Acceptance is a gift.