Can you believe it’s already the last day of January 2012!?!
I can’t believe a month of the New Year Revolution has gone by already! How are those goals taking shape? Will you take the leap of faith in yourself and send them off to us? Join the Revolution!
Here I will offer up some of my own ponderings, in hopes that they may inspire you to do the same.
Take a moment to let these words that follow settle into your being. Notice how your mind automatically starts formulating opinions. Simply notice this. Try not to get too caught up in the actual thoughts themselves. Simply notice and acknowledge their presence. Notice if you have any physical (bodily) ‘reactions’ to these words. Again, simply notice. No need to analyze or judge. As you sit in this place of awareness with yourself, Your Truth will begin to emerge.
You’ve heard this before, but I will say it again, “Change is Constant.”
According to Caroline Myss, in Anatomy of the Spirit,
“Mentally we can absorb that teaching with little difficulty. Yet when change occurs in our lives – when we notice we are aging, when people we love die, or when relationships shift from being intimate and loving to distant – this truth terrorizes us… We knew all along that it would change, but we can’t help hoping that the energy of change will pass by this one part of our lives.”
We often experience this reaction when on the precipice of change. And I believe that this is a major factor in why we feel challenged when it comes to following through on our goals that we have set for ourselves.
“Conciousness is the ability to release the old and embrace the new with the awareness that all things end at the appropriate time and that all things begin at the appropriate time. This truth is difficult to learn to live with because human beings seek stability – the absence of change. Therefore becoming conscious means living fully in the present moment knowing that no situation or person will be exactly the same tomorrow.”
“…No situation or person will be exactly the same tomorrow.” That includes YOU! This is an incredibly important point to remember and take home with you. Another challenge that we face when working on goals is being okay with failure. I rather dislike this word, as it is a very loaded word in our society. Yet, as I sit with that word and all that it ‘seems’ to represent in society, I realize that I have a Choice to react to it (re-act: an immediate, emotional action) or allow my Truth to guide my response (response, comes from responsible: state of being accountable). We are responsible for every one of our choices.
“Success stops when you do.”
– author unknown
Our reactions are choices too, though they are often done with little consciousness. So when we start taking steps toward achieving a goal and we encounter a bump in the road, we have a choice – to let it completely derail us or to realize that Life is giving us an opportunity to learn something about ourselves, and if we take up this challenge something beautiful awaits us at the end.
“The promise of ‘Change is constant’ is that new beginnings always follow closures.”
Become aware of your reaction to this statement, both mentally and physically. Simply notice! Take a deep breath and continue reading.
“As change does occur, we work to interpret it as a natural part of life and strive to “flow with it,” as the Tao Te Ching counsels, and not against it. Trying to make things remain the same is useless as well as impossible. Our task is to contribute the best of our energy to every situation with the understanding that we influence, but do not control, what we will experience tomorrow.”
“…We influence, but do not control, what we will experience tomorrow.” This is another important point to take with you, and again serves to help us through those periods of failure. We influence things through the energy of our thoughts. As we learn to practice positive thought, and come from a place of Trust, we begin to flow with Life. Whereas negative thought can cycle upon itself – a resisting of change.
As you move forward with your goals, step by step, remember that life is always changing, therefore your goals will likely shift to reflect where and who you are as you grow over the next six months. Start to recognize each of your actions as the personal choices they are. Start to take responsibility for your Life.
“No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.”
– author unknown
We are here to support you, for accountability, to share our experience and knowledge, but ultimately this is your life and you must make the choices that are ‘right’ for you.
“…View a successful life as a process of achieving self-control and the capacity to work through the challenges life brings you. Visualize success as an energy force rather than a physical one.” – Caroline Myss