What happens when we change things about ourselves? We all evolve for many reasons; choice, circumstances, and unexplainable energies that creep in and cause us to what to make a shift in our lives that might make us different, unsteady or even unrecognizable.
Change can be gradual, or sudden. While we are changing things up about ourselves or our way of being, we can appear wishy-washy to self and others. The people around us, including ourselves, like the familiar. As we are shapeshifting the old way of doing or being, we might also change our opinions, contradict ourselves occasionally and appear inconsistent with our actions and or beliefs.
Personally, for me, when I decided to give up a recreational hobby I shared with many peeps, I personally witnessed how uncomfortable change can be within my circle of friends and family. Just do something different, or don’t go along with an old behavior and immediately, someone is letting you know they think it is ridiculous, or you can’t do this, or they question your intentions for the change.
Maybe my change caused them to look at their own behaviors, no matter what the reason was for my decision to be different or the amount of heat I was getting, the change was uncomfortable for a while. The toughest part of my choice change was believing I could do this against all the odds, and not falling into the consistency trap; I did it yesterday. ‘Therefore I shall do it today,’ without caving into the pressure of other people’s judgments of me.
It is up to you to stand in YOUR truth, freedom, and way of being in spite of the oppositions that come your way.
The is the biggest challenge in life is beating to the heart of your spirit; your individually is your gift to yourself, you can say and do things that appear completely off the beaten path and still be ‘Right On’! Because YOUR path or YOUR change is contained within you and nobody knows the depths of your humanness. You are an emerging bEing that can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs at will and as frequently as you desire.
You don’t need permission to BE who you are or what you want to evolve into; change, callings, and the inconsistencies ‘whisper’ to us all the time. Don’t Let the fear of other people’s judgments, opinions, and ridicule instill fear into your heart. Life is a constant crossroad. Whichever road YOU choose, you are on a path of self-discovery. 😉
“How would your life be different if…You stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions? Let today be the day…You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free