Do you ever wonder what you could do to birth more peace, joy, and harmony into your life?
Are you watching the cycles of your reality ebb and flow, without ever seeing any changes, or are wishing or praying for changes that aren’t happening on your time schedule, and then become impatient? Perhaps, you’ve wanted to make peace with or have been praying for health or happiness for someone you love. Maybe, you need a job now, or you’re stuck and need something positive to happen right now so that you don’t give up. Or, you might be completely exhausted and are yearning for changes in many areas of your life, which makes the waiting even more draining.
We live in a world of instant gratification. Most of us have hot water, heat, shopping opportunities, and technology on demand. We’ve lost patience and expectancy. So, when change doesn’t happen on our time schedule, we often presume that we’ve failed to pray or pursue our desires with enough gusto, and we walk away. The real failure, though, is in giving up. Without a doubt, it’s easy to say, “try again,” but bringing it to fruition takes more than two words, so we often retreat. Sometimes, the change we seek, ultimately, doesn’t seem worth the effort to achieve it.
Once we decide that it’s too much work to create change, we often choose what I call the “shut up and deal dance.” Sometimes, it’s easier to acquiesce to a myriad of unacceptable than it is to stand up and be heard, especially if you’ve already tried, and it’s gotten you nowhere. You might arrive at the conclusion that living peacefully with others requires avoiding conflicts that might occur as you seek changes. You may have already figured out, that just doesn’t work. Giving up or in, when you’re trying to improve your life, only leads to anger, resentment, frustration, self-doubt, or sadness. When you don’t share what you need, you surrender your ability to live into your highest self, and without letting others know how you feel, there is no opportunity for your needs to be met. And, if you want someone to change to make you happy, then you might be assuming that they’re willing to ignore what’s important to them. This is where you have to find common ground, respectfully compromise, and meet in the middle.
It’s often tough to see every moment as a gift, but every day we have an opportunity to start over. Chances are good that we’re not going to wake up and have a completely new reality from the one we had when we closed our eyes, but we do get to decide what we can do differently that day; what we can change that day.
- Don’t try to conquer the world in 24 hours.
- Give yourself permission to be grateful, to cry, to listen to the quiet voice inside you, to shout for joy.
- Connect with another person—who knows, you may just change THEIR day.
- See yourself as strong, resilient, and beautiful.
- Be thankful for the gift you are in our world, and bend with the winds of change as they move through your life.
- Remember, this moment that you’re in right now is the only that’s guaranteed.
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