Whether we realize it or not, we are all on our own journey in this world. Although it is up to each of us to embark on our own personal quest, most people benefit from the wisdom, support and encouragement from others. I loved Dr. Dyer’s belief that when you can “change your thoughts, you change your life”. I also enjoyed his work on mindfulness and how the power of your mind can change your world. He shared how learning how to find the beauty and love in life is the first step in purifying the mind.
Like Dyer, I believe that everything that happens to us is an opportunity to grow. Sometimes it takes a dramatic event to catapult us in a new direction or for us to even know that it’s time for a change. We all are affected by events differently and must learn to be in tune to our own inner voice and spirituality.
In working with a recent client, she was very insistent upon having me do the work to help change her life. Ownership is a very important part of change! While others can guide and mentor us, we all have to do our own heavy lifting in our own lives. When challenged with circumstances beyond our control, we can learn to accept that this is where I am right now and decide to own the situation. I believe that we grow the most during difficult circumstances!
Today I viewed the post of a young man who is in prison and he said, “If you can’t free the body, free the mind”. What a profound thought from such a young man. I think he will turn things around in his life because he has learned the value of the negative circumstances and how to take ownership. I have great hope that positive change will occur for him!
Like freedom, life is such a precious gift! Learning how to harness the appreciation of that gift on a daily basis regardless of our circumstances is the key in life! For most of us, it is a work in progress and in order to live our best lives we must continue to learn and improve ourselves. Always remember, you are the captain of your own vessel! I wish you the best as you navigate your voyage!
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change"....Dr. Wayne Dyer