Two weeks ago, I paused to instill a little compassion for myself and the world. Little did I know, all that would transpire in two weeks Little did I know, that yet again we, as a human race, would be invited to deeper reflection, growth and expansion.
Yes all of this is so forking hard. I feel I have lived lifetimes in these short days, weeks and months.
Change is inherently hard. It is shifting from what is comfortable to what is uncomfortable.
We naturally resist. We push away and pull at what we find most comforting, safe or what seems normal. When in fact, during this entire process, we are changing. We are expanding. We are evolving.
We can choose transformation to be joyous or we can choose for it to hard. I know, hear what you are thinking, I hear it in my own thoughts as I type this. 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥? 𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘺.?
In my experience, it’s not that I want it to be hard, painful, difficult and so on. It is in fact the easier, perceived less painful option. I have been conditioned to believe that in order to get what I want, it has to be hard. When I opened myself to the possibility that I can choose differently....woah. My perceived reality began to shift. In moments of awareness, I could experience joy rather than pain. If not joy, I could experience calm or peace. It seemed as if I had found the missing link or the divine secret to living.
I digress, let me get back to point of this story. In that moment, I can now see, I was practicing and honing my gifts. I was preparing for this new moment now.
Yes the times we are in are painful, horrific, devastating and sad. AND these times also offer hope, joy, peace, understanding and healing.
It is not about rose-colored glasses, being Polly Anna or ignoring what is going on. It is about being present to everything that is going on. Feeling all the feelings and choosing how we want to feel next.
Here is the secret sauce:
𝗦𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱.