Marc and Angel time. In chapter 6, Getting Unstuck . of their inspirational book, Getting Back to Happy: The Entry Portal. they write – “The truth is, it’s never too late or too early to be who you are capable of being. There’s no time limit for when you can start living the life you’ve always dreamed of. There is no mythical door that shuts after you turn a certain age, blocking you off from experiencing the things you want to do.
Human beings are experts at trying to avoid change, but change avoidance is one of the biggest factors that leads to unhappiness. When we find ourselves in situations that challenge our self-perception, we often react by feeling trapped or on guard. We often think that the worst thing that can happen is that the status quo will be interrupted. But who wants to spend their life thinking and feeling this way. Happily, life has a way of throwing up red flags when it’s time for us to make a change – we just . have to be watchful for them. With that in mind, take a look at this list and ask yourself: are any of these the reasons I’m unhappy with my life as it is now?
- Fear is holding you back,
- You catch yourself feeding the negative.
- Your mind is everywhere except right here, right now.
- You feel pressured to be someone other than yourself.
- You feel like you’re competing against everybody else.
- A relationship is making you miserable.
- You feel bored.
- You’ve been resisting change.
- Other people are writing your story for you.
If any of these resonate with you, you certainly aren’t alone. Many people are afraid to step forward and change their situation simply because they don’t know how or because they’re afraid to fail. Remember it’s always better to take an imperfect step forward that to take no step at all.”
It seems that there are so many more change agents on the planet these days via social media, etc. but let’s have a look at what history has said about it:
1. Known for his statement on the difference between the East and the West: Asia is one. The Himalayas divide, only to accentuate, two mighty civilisations, the Chinese with its communism of Confucius, and the Indian with its individualism of the Vedas. But not even the snowy barriers can interrupt for one moment that broad expanse of love for the Ultimate and Universal, which is the common thought-inheritance of every Asiatic race, enabling them to produce all the great religions of the world, and distinguishing them from those maritime peoples of the Mediterranean and the Baltic, who love to dwell on the Particular, and to search out the means, not the end, of life.
2. The man behind the origin of the species conversation, this is his major reason for why they survive: We are all Related.
3. And what would our morning walks in Spring be like without the butterflies?
4. No one ever said there would be no pain: Smack That.
5. I grew up in an age where there was no internet, hard to believe.
6. Each wave of your life is a unique experience, take that in: Turn The Tide.
7. Advice from 25 centuries ago that is still relevant today.
8. The Monk who sold his Ferrari, Robin introduces a major reason why we need a change in our lives, It leads to gorgeousness: Gorgeous.
9. From my top ten people on the internet, Alan Watts calls on us to dive into change and life.
10. No equals Next Opportunity: Stand Up For Something.
11. And suddenly it all clears and its time.
12. Nothing in nature stays the same, so why do we as human beings think that we are meant too: San Francisco.
13. What if where you went in life was simply the detour you needed to take to make the change you needed in your life at that particular moment in time?
14. A sobering thought, not something most people would look forward to, but a reality for a lot of humanity: California Dreaming.
15. And sometimes the change may be that our field is returned to fallow – ploughed and left unseeded for a season or more.
So if you are hanging around in the list above, what’s the alternative? It’s in recognising that changing your situation is about taking action in the present. It’s about asking yourself: what are the things that I can do to improve my situation now? It’s coming to terms with the ideas and thoughts in your head that are holding you back. It’s about deciding that you are going to stop waiting, stop making excuses, and start making changes, however small they may be. Allow the chaos to begin and your life will transform.
Today’s playlist is eclectic in its nature. We begin with my favourite Nessi Gomes track followed by some rap for my nephew from Akon. Two pop divas in Sylver and Taylor Swift follow, then a possibility anthem from Andra Day with the list being closed out with two 60’s classics from Scott Mckenzie and The Mama and The Papas. Here is the link for your enjoyment: It’s Preceded By Chaos!!
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.