Posts Tagged ‘change’
Being able to transform
Our fears takes awareness, commitment, courage and practice. For most of us, it’s not easy. But as we become better at doing so, our ability to be free, authentic and express our big dream increases dramatically.
Believing you are not creates all kinds of drama and suffering in one’s life.
You are not the way you should be, you are not good enough, perfect enough or wealthy enough. These are some of the erroneous beliefs we have accepted as truth. The truth is, in potential we are all whole and complete. No amount of searching outside ourselves to fill any perceive holes within can validate this truth. Believing the lies that you are not sends you on a search for an image outside yourself. When really you should be unleashing the image into the world.
Sometimes we believe so wholeheartedly these lies that we create structures in our lives to support them. The only way to prove this theory is to attempt pulling down the structures you have created and examine their foundations thoroughly. Simply try stop pretending to be what you’re not. Keeping up with the Jones, or the need to impress parents and friends as you conceal the insecurities and self judgments that needs healing. All those structures are really stories you have bought into.
Authenticity is about being willing to grow and change in order to be who you were born to be. To be willing to grow and change, your mind has to open and validate your quest. Authenticity is not for those who want to maintain the status quo. Our mind is an incredible instrument. It serves as a filter between your conscious and unconscious life, defining what is acceptable and real. If it happen to be filled with false ideas, limitations or fears about inner work, it will create a mental boundary and we can get stuck in non-growth. Your mind must give permission for your heart to open.
During this time of year the collective energies are still beaming with potential.
Almost everyone is still making goals, re-evaluating their goals or resolutions. Some are reflecting, clearing and decluttering their physical and mental space for all the newness that 2015 will bring. Remaining sensitive to these energies are important as it can support you in building and garnering that which you need to continue your progress so as to stay on the path of manifesting your own goals and dreams.
Here are three things to be mindful during this time of year that is guaranteed to help you keep on track:
“H.I.P. people are aware that peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others. Be H.I.P. stop trying to change others.”
Chances are you have people in your life whose behavior you wish you could change. Your romantic partner might be putting on a little weight. Your parents may complain too much. Your best friend won’t look for a new job, even though she hates the job she has now.
Once you notice these annoyances, it is natural to want to push people to change. However, is it actually possible to change someone’s behavior? Should you even try? At what price? When we have the urge to try to change someone we are really saying that we are not satisfied with our own Self, we are not at peace with ourselves, for it is our own Self through which we see, hear and judge. Whenever we try to improve someone we are in some way moving into physical or mental manipulation or into the psychological approach and you are ultimately dealing with the effects rather than with cause.
Here is a thought for you to ponder on Discipline at a higher level:
“Rules should arise out of your understanding. They should not be imposed from the outside. Discipline should not be slavery. All true discipline is self-discipline and self-discipline is never against freedom. Only disciplined people become free, but their discipline is not obedience to others: their discipline is obedience to their own voice.”
When we speak of transformation by renewing the mind
We speak of the instantaneous or gradual process of consciously changing thought patterns until the subconscious surrenders its old pattern for the new. Changing subjective thought patterns by supplying spiritual ideas will create new conditions in body and affairs and this is what we all seek. All the theory in the world is useless unless we know how to apply it and make a change.
The basic principles for practical application of changing are:
1. Continued willingness to let go of the past
2. Controlling what we think about all day
3. Learning how forgiveness of self and others releases us from the past and brings about physical healing
“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” ~ Lao Tzu
How well do you know yourself, I mean really know yourself? The first essential aspect of living a more authentic life is to know who we truly are at the deepest level. Some of us may be more aware of ourselves than others. Knowing ourselves, like being authentic itself, is a life long process. The more intentional we are about this, the more we can grow and evolve.
Given our depth, complexity and constant evolution as human beings, it’s not possible for us to get to a point in life at which we know everything about ourselves. However the majority of us stay pretty unconscious and unaware of ourselves for much of our lives – which often causes a great deal of confusion and suffering for us and those around us. Our goal, therefore, is to continue to discover more and more about who we really are as we go through our journey.
The mornings when I am reminded to be still seem to be the day when clarity seeks to emerge. When the path for my desires look me in the eyes and say here I am at your beckon call. What will you do now?
The whole of life experiences exist solely in this moment. How I choose to react in this moment will define how life shows up in the next moment. Okay I get this Spirit and…..
Humbly I recognize that the space of transformation takes courage and oh so much humility, righteous positions crumble to the voice of my Divinity and then I empty and return to my breathe. The little “coincidences” and miracles that use to jolt me for weeks now takes a day and then I remember who I am.
“Healthy, Inspiring, Purposeful people know that vision without action is a fantasy. Action without vision is chaos. Be H.I.P. Become aware of your vision and then move into action.” ~ Coach T
ITS YOUR YEAR!! Remember that 2013 is now in the history books and whether it was a great or not so great year its now GONE! Enjoy what you learned in 2013 and let’s make it a great year in 2014. Our advice is to write a CONTRACT to yourself.
Here’s how you do it:
– Write down all the goals that you would like to achieve this year
– Add dates to each goal
– Prioritize each goal based on importance
– Monitor & Track each goal weekly, monthly & quarterly to make sure you’re on track
– Same time next year simply review all accomplishments!You will be truly amazed at the progress and it gives you another perspective on how to approach life. You can literally write your life out on paper and the only thing standing in your way is YOU.