"As long as you think that the cause of your problem is 'out there' —as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise." ~Byron Katie
The path of self destruction is self laid one brick at a time. Every decision we make leads up to NOW. When the life we are creating doesn't match up to the life we want, signs arise in the form of problems. If ignored, the problems get bigger and bigger. If the root cause is weeded out, they subside.
The first step to changing our lives is to take total responsibility for it. As long as blame is placed elsewhere, we give up control. Without control, their is no change, only reaction. Even if we react positively, the same problems will continue to arise. By accepting responsibility, we can end the problem all together. For change to happen in our lives, we have to first have change in our minds. We have to believe that what we want is possible and strive for it. We can't take no for an answer. We must be vigilant in clearing our minds of thoughts and our lives of people and situations that don't serve our vision. You are meant to be happy, at peace and abundant!!! Don't wait for life to happen, create it now!
Train yourself to notice the small signals now. Don't let a warning from your boss turn into walking papers. Don't let shortness of breath turn into a full blown heart attack. Life first throws a pebble, then a brick and then a mountain lands on us. Don't wait for the mountain!!! Often we can't let things go until we have no choice. I was recently speaking with a yoga teacher friend who wanted to let go of some classes to simplify her life but she loved the classes. Her life was throwing pebbles letting her know she was doing too much. However, instead of leaving on a high note with love in her heart for her students and job, she was waiting for the brick.
Sustainable peace in our lives happen when we don't wait for the brick. We make changes while things are still good. This goes against most people's modes of thinking because "why fix what isn't broken?" However,the realty is that everything starts in the mind. The seed of discontent has been planted so your situation is not going to go anywhere but down. Why wait for that?
Video of the day: Ashtanga Yoga w/a broken leg