My favorite quote is “be the change.” And along with that, “nothing changes until you do.” Both have been circling my mind for a week now. Be the change. Be different. Show up differently. The “be” might be a change of perspective, or a willingness to see a situation differently. Maybe every time you interact with a certain person it feels like an attack. What if you show up willing to see their goodness, their light, their humanity? You allow that maybe the attack thoughts are your own negative ego trying to separate you and instead, you choose to see through the eyes of love. You “be” the change in that moment. You can’t control how they’ll react, but you can control the energy you feed to the situation. The more you react from a place of peace and love, the less they have to react and fight against. So notice, are you contributing chaos, angst, and upset, or are you contributing understanding, harmony, and compassion?
What if you’re sure they’re in the wrong and you shouldn’t have to change. Ok, well, would you rather be right or would you rather be happy? It’s all a choice. Always. You are never a victim, in any situation or with any person. You choose how you respond and react, regardless of what they’re doing/saying. You get to be the change. Just because something has always gone a certain way, doesn’t mean it always will. You have the power, nothing changes until you do. And maybe the “do” in that statement is what you no longer participate in. Not participating in anger or judgment, or control. You can never control another anyway, all you can control is your reaction and response. Be the change. Choose love. Choose kindness. There’s a perception that that’ll make you weak. Ahhhh what a wonderful lie of the negative ego designed to keep you engaged in battle and attack. What if there was a different way, leading to peace and happiness. Would you take it? Would you really? Maybe not. Maybe you like the battle and are addicted to the drama/trauma. Be honest with yourself if you are. But if you want a new reality, new experiences of love, joy, and freedom, be the change. Nothing changes until you do. That doesn’t mean nothing changes until my spouse/boss/coworker changes. That means you. Only you. Stop looking externally and see how you can show up differently. It’s your reality, why not write a beautiful new chapter. Be the love. Be the peace. Be the harmony. Simply be willing to be the change.
Me, Tina Germain, just sharing ways to make you the best you can be!