Wednesday, August 31, 2011

change is gonna come...

one thing for certain and two things for sure - change is inevitable, but boy do we resist it! change involves 3 things:

  • a dissatisfaction with self
  • a decision to change
  • and a conscious decision & dedication to the process of growth and change...doing something

some express loneliness, despair, frustration, and loss of hope...finding reasons outside themselves for unhappiness whether it's politics, education, work, or other people.

you ever feel helpless in a hopeless situation? more intent upon looking for gloom and more willing to accept negative rather than positive? more prepared to doubt than to trust? continually living with dread for the future and disillusionment about the past? never seeing yourself as a source of this unhappiness?

you are human - the only living creature with sufficient will and intelligence to CHOOSE happiness & sadly, often choosing despair.  never questioning the doom and gloom in the world - just accepting it and never as ready to accept that life also offers unlimited potential for bliss and opportunities for joy.

the most sad are those dissatisfied with themselves, who blame others, and find comfort in their self created hopelessness - relieved of all personal responsibility.

we have to trust that we are all capable of change - "a free man is free even in the darkest prison." once you believe in the ability to change, a decision to change must follow.  one can know that something or someone is bad, hurtful, and counterintuitive to happiness, yet still pursue it relentlessly.  decision implies action to change.

lastly, change involves relearning.  all learning involves the process of relearning - "searching, finding, analyzing, evaluating, experiencing, accepting, rejecting, practice, and reinforcement" - one must be constantly "alert, watchful, patient, observant, trusting, open-minded, and not easily discouraged."

our potential for change is infinite - take advantage of it and remember through your dissatisfaction, will, and effort, a change is gonna come...
peace & bliss,

(adapted from leo buscaglia's love)

what will you will to change today?

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