“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking” – Albert Einstein.
Monthly Archives: September 2013
When we are ‘reactive’, we reveal unhealed parts of ourself. To act is not the same as to ‘react’. To react is to give away our power. When we react to someone else’s words, actions or behaviors we make a decision to “take on” or absorb their energy. Someone may act hostile toward us and like two dogs posturing for the alpha position we may meet their hostility with our own internal reaction. What does this accomplish other than two hostile states expecting to win the battle for the alpha position? EGO. EGO. EGO. In that moment, we decide to give away our peace of mind.
You know when you want to do something but every time you think of tackling “it” you are not sure what to do; so you set it aside. Sometimes you may even forget about it. Sometimes there is an outside force nudging you to get it done. The “it” can be a small thing like making a dreaded call to a difficult person. Sometimes the “it” can be huge, like what you want to do with your life. What stops us from pursuing “it” with passion and vigor? Continue reading
Nothingness does stay the same. When we are consumed with nothingness we do not change. Those nothing thoughts that float through our minds keep us stuck. Yet all things outside our thoughts are fluid. The seasons change, the moon waxes and wanes, we age. When we are on vacation we hope it never ends. When we are the midst of grief we pray for a quick ending. When we are young we want to grow up and when we grow up we want to stay young. We want those we are dissatisfied with to change all and we want everything that we like to stay the same.
We are taught that being uncomfortable is a feeling that must be fixed. Shut that kid up, give him a cookie. Make her happy, tell her what she wants to hear. Just let him have his way, we will all have a better night.
Being uncomfortable means we are pushing our own limits. It is only by pushing our own limits that we realize what we are truly capable of.
What is the payoff for doing this? Greatness. The ability to stretch beyond what we previously thought was possible.