Is a great change always chaotic? Maybe it is. The way you handle change and think about it is the key for endurance through change.
Value and be aware of the constant cycle of all life. Rather than viewing change as disruptive, unwanted occurrence, you can choose to view the variances in your world as valuable influences in the cycle of existence.
Become an observer of how your world really works, and allow yourself to be in harmony with the cyclical nature of all living things.
All things come and then go. An ending may feel like a reason to mourn, whether it’s the closing of a phase in life, completion of a project, end of a relationship, termination of job, or anything else. When a person leaves, it feels like the end of the world. When a business venture fails or when there is a painful injury, you may feel depressed. Do not get trapped in these emotional endings, as your then not permitting them to be a natural part of life.
Take time to be an impartial observer of life, particularly when an ending is causing despair. Write these words and post them in a conspicuous place at home/office – “This too shall pass”
This is to remind you that change is the only constant thing in life. Everything you notice is in a cycle of coming and going. Everything! without any exceptions. It is something you can totally rely on. It is perfect and divine. It brings spring flowers, it brings the aging process, it brings rebirth, it brings new relationships – it is change and is constant.
Being your true self
When do you feel like your true self? Do you feel like your true self always? That’s great! If not, read on to know how you could be your true self and experience the benefits too.
Take time to evaluate your level of self mastery by turning your gaze inward and seeing the world, your place in it, in a new light. Focus on understanding yourself, rather than on the thinking and behaviors of others. You shift from the acquisition of information and the pursuit of status symbols to understanding and mastering yourself in any and all situations. Power over others is then replaced with an inner strength and radiance that empowers you to behave from a wisdom that is inherently pure and your true self.
As you consciously modify your thinking, you will notice that your world is changing and there are pleasant changes. For example, as you realize that you are responsible for all of your reactions at any given time; other people will cease to have any power or control over you. Rather than worrying, why is that person behaving that way and making me feel so upset?, you can see the situation as an opportunity to explore yourself from a new attitude of mastering yourself and being your true self. When you start observing your flow of thoughts and by simply going with the flow, the manner of the other person immediately loses its power. You will begin to see that your world is immersed in harmony.
Here’s what a Course in Miracles offers on mastering self, “This is the only thing that you need to do for vision, happiness, release from pain… Say only this, but mean it without any reservations… I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience…”
As you get ready to start a new day, a new year, I invite you to explore and embrace your true self.
If you are unable to make the shift required and are facing challenges, I can help you by working with you as your Coach. I will provide you the guidance and support you need, with the promise that it will be the best investment you can ever make.
As your Coach, I will support you to learn, and grow in your life, in ways chosen and directed by you. I will help you to deeply reflect on the problem(s) you want to deal with and aid to come up with solutions that suit you and your circumstances.
The writer Suneetha Lawrence is an executive coach and available at uExcelerate for individual/group coachings.