“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein
I was reading back through a journal from 2012, looking for ideas I’ve written about, but left to moulder there in those old pages. One such thing I found was this material about change. Since there was a lot of change going on in my life just then, it was what I wrote about. Think about the meaning of life change and your resistance to or acceptance of it.
1) If Einstein is correct, change occurs in my life only when I want it. If change is something that I want, then resistance to it is ultimately futile. The greater the resistance to it, the greater the pain involved.
2) Change comes from thinking differently. Only through my willingness to think different thoughts in different ways, will change occur.
3) I have to come to the place of wanting change by my own thought and subsequent change of heart.
4) Change need not be a huge leap. Small steps repeated often will work nicely. The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
6) The physiological sensation of being stuck in a troubling situation leads to focused thought that seeks a different way of dealing with or extricating myself from it.
7) Recognizing that I strongly desire a better, improved situation leads to a willingness to change.
8) Change is the only constant. We breathe it in and out until we breathe no more, then, no worries.