"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." ~Leo Tolstoy
I appreciate how challenging and scary change is and how creative humans can be at resisting it. Understandably, change requires letting go into the unknown and not being in control. And yet, as hard as we try to stop or avoid change, it is constant and happening all around us. So much of human discomfort is caused by tenaciously holding on to the old and arguing against the new and unknown. We are masters at rationalizing, justifying, explaining and defending.
The first simple step in embracing change is to understand that we only have control over our attitude, choices and behavior. The only way we can change the world is by changing ourselves. Humans are designed and equipped to be adaptable and resilient. Unfortunately, as we develop, we are conditioned into a state of amnesia - forgetting our true nature.
What if you lived this year with the intention of embracing change within and around you? What if you reclaimed your abilities to be adaptable and resilient by remaining true to yourself? What if you stopped rationalizing, justifying, explaining and defending yourself or others? What if you made space for the unknown?
Being grounded, neutral and compassionate are key qualities in accepting and navigating change. They are the foundation of resiliency and adaptability. I am offering free guided imagery meditations to support you in grounding and strengthening your neutral observer.
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