Taking stock of your life is never easy – but it’s required to move forward with this work. Sit back in your chair, take several deep breaths and relax. Ready?
Let’s begin with a question: Is it your belief that you think or feel a certain way because of the conditions and circumstances of your life; such as your finances, your health, and your relationships? If your answer is ‘yes’ you are not alone. But don’t get too comfortable. There is another way and it goes against everything you have been conditioned to believe. I am guessing you are prepared for this new way or you wouldn’t be here, right?
Today I want you to look through the window of your life. Allow each condition and circumstance to pass in front of you, but resist judgment; see instead the opportunity for Change.
Okay, let’s talk about that word Change. But before we do, take another look through the window of your life. Do you like what you see? And how do you feel about Change? Wrapping your mind around Change is your first major hurdle. Go to the lessons on Undoing and read about the ego. Read how the ego likes things as they are and will fight to the death to stop Change from happening. Lean back in your chair, get comfortable, and listen to the dialog running through your mind right now. Is it saying, ‘This is garbage’ – ‘My life isn’t that bad’ – ‘I don’t want to give up something important’? Ego/wrong mind thoughts are easy to recognize, there’s a stench of fear in each word; stagnation is its comfort zone. It’s true; this new way is all about Change – lots of Change. You okay with that? Take a deep breath.
I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
You do have a choice; continue to view your life through the narrow window of illusion, droning on with monotonous mural-like scenery, where nothing changes, or; diligently adhere to some basic principles where the scenery in the window is constantly changing, and Gratitude is your new word.
Hmmm, let’s stop here and give Gratitude a look. Gratitude should be a constant in your life; either someone has been very kind and thoughtful and you are grateful for the love being shown; or someone is being unkind and you are grateful for the chance to see your own reflection and the opportunity to forgive your ego/wrong mind thoughts. Without people, situations, and events you would have no chance to access your thoughts, and you would remain unhealed.
Your vision will only become clear when you look in your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung
I offer you a new way. If you are ready, go to the Welcome page and click on Lessons. Begin with Step by Step; a prelude to the real prize – Truth!
This new way demands your full concentration because there are many layers of Change ahead, but please remember, because you are learning a new way; like a child learning to walk, you may stumble or fall, but all is not lost, oh no, with practice and Gratitude the view through the window is sure to Change; that of someone running and skipping.
Let me express my Gratitude to Jerry LoFaro for his beautiful illustration. His art inspired me to write this post.
Te quiero. Joey