One of the things that has been on my mind lately is willingness to change.
To create the change you want, you first have to find the willingness to change.
If you are unwilling to change your mind, your thinking, your ideas, your approach, etc., you are really more in resistance to change than willingness to change.
Guess where I have been for the past week?
We had a great time…did some road-tripping, some shopping, and some sightseeing. It’s great to see her doing so well.
Part of why she is doing so well is because she has moved beyond a lot of the resistance to change that came up when she had her stroke, last year.
When something happens to you that you have no control of and changes your life in radical ways, it’s totally normal to have resistance to the changes that that forces upon you and your life.
But, it’s important not to stay resistant.
That leads to being stuck.
Change is a part of life.
Even our cells change, as do those of every living thing on this planet. It is natural and part of the life experience.
When you resist change, you begin to stagnate.
In some ways, my Mom is definitely still struggling with change – a lot happened to her, after all, and it takes time, sometimes – but in so many ways that clearly show, she is willing to change and you can see the difference.
And that makes me so proud of her.
Proud of us both, really, as we both have been practicing a willingness to change, together.
Is there a change in your life that you have been resisting?
Maybe you can see it as an opportunity to learn and heal, rather than an obstacle or a problem?
Often, simply changing your mind is the biggest change you can make.