“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.” ~Unknown
Why do so many people fear change instead of welcoming it? We tend to get into a routine and become quite comfortable with things. After a while, it is easy to develop a false sense of security. It feels safe because we know we to expect. It’s easy to become comfortably numb. We resist change and close out creativity.
If we are not changing, we are not creating our lives. Imagine if nothing changed in your life from this day forward. Everything would remain the same. Creativity would seize. In a sense, we would be alive, but not living. Would you be satisfied? Would you have any regrets? What comes up for you?
Whether you realize it or not, you play a part in creating each day. It begins with creating an intention, attitude or outlook. Conscious or subconscious, it’s there. It could be based in fear or love. Be mindful of your thoughts.
What are you creating?
Life is full of ups and downs. With each experience we learn and grow. It is easy to play the victim and stay stuck in a situation. I used to be the “eternal victim” until I realized that I was responsible for my own actions. My mindset used to be “bad things always happen to me.” I was so stuck in this way of thinking. I could not see that my choices led to situations that brought me pain. Once I learned how to step back and take the higher road, things changed. The blinders were removed and I saw things in a new way. It took a lot of work, but I changed. And now, I help others discover who they are and change for the better.
All of us are here for a reason. Some know what that reason is and others haven’t found it yet. We all have dreams and goals, but many people not in touch with them. Fear can keep us stuck in the same routine and environment for months and even years. Where does that voice of fear come from? For some it stems from lack of self-love, worth or esteem. For others it is a voice of an abusive parent or parental figure from our childhood. Giving power to that voice of fear can make it feel next to impossible to move forward. It holds us back from finding our purpose, following our dreams and reaching our goals. Some of us feel so trapped in those fearful thoughts that we stay in the same relationship, job, living situation and surround ourselves with the same friends. It can turn into an endless cycle. But somehow it “seems” safe or comfortable.
The reality is that all of us can overcome the fear. We all have an inner-strength. We can let go of the fear and change. It is just a matter of discovering what works for you. One way is through life coaching. A professional life coach can work with you on ways to move beyond the fear. And in turn, you will be able to create a plan of action to get from where you are to where you want to be. “The possibilities are endless with how far you can go!”
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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.”
“Non-resistance, non-judgement and non-attachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” ~Echart Tolle
What a powerful quote! When I first read this in A New Earth, I had to put the book down because it really struck me. It has been said that we either come from a place of fear or love. When I come from a place of fear, I resist, judge and attach. It is so limiting and dark. Coming from a place of love allows me to open up my heart and see the unlimited possibilities all around. This is where the shift to awareness occurs and creation begins.
Are you coming from a place of love or fear?