In order for me to grow, or to free myself from painful misinterpretations, I must look inward. Understanding that the controls to this ride are on the inside, is the difference between temporary and permanent change. My thoughts and beliefs are the filters through which I have this human experience. Changing my mind, changes my world.
Finding My Pearl
There is change that we want, and there is change that we do not want. Of
course the more resistance that I exercise, the more difficult and uncomfortable
the situation becomes. That’s not to say that I shouldn’t act. If I respond to
change in anger or fear, I worsen my experience. This is my invitation to take
another shot at unconditional acceptance. I may not like what’s going on, but I
am able to accept that it exists.
I flow with the current of life. I accept and rejoice in opening the gifts of change.
Once I’m able to accept the isness of the moment, no matter how much I’d
rather stuff a sock in it, I empower myself. When I act out of inspiration rather
than resistance, the situation transforms itself. I know I’m acting out of
inspiration when I experience delivering my truths, with no malice or bad
feelings on my part. Once I find that pearl in the bag of poop, I no longer need
the bag of poop. I then recognize change working in my favor. If I don’t get the
gift of the lesson, I’m bound to repeat it until I do. Imagine how empowering it
is to make friends with change.
-From the book FUEL Your Life, by Gina Charles.