Okay, so one day I was sitting in front of my PC and I was on some spiritual site watching testimonials. There was one that stuck out to me and made me cry. There was this teenage boy who had Down Syndrome, but still believed in God. He knew that he couldn't change his circumstances, yet looked to God to help him heal his relationship with his parents. That made me think about change and how we apply it to life.
Now, let's look deeper into the underlying meaning of what he said. He has a medical condition in which he accepts, but still he looks to change the things that he CAN. That made me think of how us who are healthy are "prisoners of change". We get so caught up in wanting to change things that we don't. We become that disease like Down Syndrome. We look in the mirror and say that we aren't perfect then go into a pity party.
I will say I do believe in a "3 Day Pity Party". The first day, you realize what happened to you. The second day, you accept what happened to you and the third day, you work on changing what happened to you. There was another situation where I was on the bus and a lady got on who had a rather serious medical condition. There were moles on her body and her face was severely distorted. Even so, she had a nice dress on and her hair was nicely done.
She also chose to accept what she couldn't change and change what she could. Now, how come those people could cope with acceptance and change while we can't? Do we have to lose the ability to see, to know that the sky is beautiful? Do we have to experience a heart attack to know we are loved? It shouldn't take drastic changes for us to keep going in life. There are some who do start to go through with the changing process, but get stuck in the hard part.
Yes, you did decide to change,but the hardest part is where the change begins. It's in that transformation that everything is born. One thing I will point out is that no path is the same. It is so egotistical to compare yourself to others because that stunts your growth. By being envious and jealous it only leads you deeper into the imprisonment of change. Also remember everything takes time to change and its a journey to achievement. Try for once to give yourself sweet compliments.
It's fine to not be perfect. In fact being imperfect is something I prefer because it adds meaning to your life. I remember back when I was going through a phase in 2009 and was a "prisoner of change". I was so stuck in my ways and not seeing the change I envisioned that it angered me. Then, by the grace of God, I started to pray and believe in my prayer. After that, I started to notice talents within myself. I developed a better ability to write and create in general.
Sometimes I would create something and amaze myself. That was the breaking of the chains of change. I then, became a trailblazer and no longer feared my path. It was in that time that I became equipped with new tools for my new life. The universe will often put the right opportunities in your face whether you see it that way or not. People don't view bad situations as good lessons.
God might put the negative image of you to face yourself. For example, you can want to change your rude ways and encounter a rude person. By seeing how obnoxious it is to be rude it might change your outlook on that quality within you. It's all a part of becoming a better you. Don't forget to have fun with your changes because you might fall short of your expectations. Its fine as long as you don't fall back into old habits fully. Continuously strive to become the change that you seek. Now, follow these simple directions and good luck with change!
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