Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Times of change

There is no doubt whatsoever that we are living in times of change.
Changes are happening all around us. And changes are happening within ourselves as we are changing our priorities, our attitudes, our goals... We are quite capable of handling our inner changes, just as the changes that are happening around us on average are manageable. However, when the changes around us coincide with the inner changes, we suddenly seem to loose track of where we are going...

It is at that point that we start looking at other people for advice.
What would you do in this situation? How would you handle these changes that are happening?
Often, just talking about it will help you get ideas and insights on what to do next. So finding someone who can function as a ‘sounding board’ is a good idea as it will help look at the situation, the changes differently such that you can find your own solution to whatever is going on.

And that is important!
Especially in this point in time the only solution that is going to work for us in the long term is that solution which is truly ours... That comes from within ourselves...

Still there are many people who are looking at others to give them the solutions, the guidelines or rules to live their lives by. Yet no matter how wise those others are ~ the solutions they are offering are their solutions; not ours.
On the other hand, when a solution is offered for a problem we are facing; just like that ~ without us having to do any of the hard work to sort things out; to learn about what is going on; to discover things about ourselves ~ it does have a certain appeal. In fact, a lot of people are willing to pay a lot of money to coaches, therapists, or ‘readers’ to receive just that: a ready-made solution that will let the problem go away.

“You have a fish, so please feed me ~ so I don’t have to go out and learn how to fish...”

One could say that with this attitude we are short changing ourselves tremendously, as it prevents us from discovering who we really are. Discover our strengths. All the things we find out we can do, even though we never thought we could. And the tremendous potential each of us has ~ if only we would permit ourselves to change into that wonderful, unique, capable person we can be!

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