Choose To Evolve. Choose Love. Be In Gratitude
“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different . . . , ” – C.S. Lewis
“If your view of reality is not supportive, is not positive, is not charging you with energy and joy and zest each day, it is time to change what you are paying attention to. It is time to change your focus. It is time to change your very definition of what reality is, what your life is, what your future will be” – Brendon Burchard
The quote by C.S. Lewis really hit home about that. The one example I remember the most, because it surprised me was my attitude around money. I had learned when the movie “The Secret” came out years ago, about being in gratitude that I had the money to pay for my expenses. They suggested writing in the memo line of your check “thank you” or make a heart or something similar. I try to do that on my checks. Sometimes I forget, but most of the time the attitude of gratitude is there.
“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life” – Herbert Otto Gille
“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are” – Max DePree
It is vital in your life that you take the time to contemplate your life. To see what transformations are taking place in your life day by day. The little changes add up to spurts of growth. When you were a child you probably loved to stand up against the wall and draw a new line across the top of your head to measure how much you had grown. Every time the line went higher you celebrated every single inch. You need to celebrate with the same exuberance your internal growth.
“Take the example of the growth of any plants seed. In order for the plant to grow, the seed has to be broken open. The same is true for us. Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true” – Adyashanti
“She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another” – Sarah Addison Allen
The old beliefs of “money is the root of all evil”, or “there is never enough paycheck for the month”, or “money doesn’t grow on trees” and so on – all of those beliefs have to die so your mindset around money can shift and change. It happens one small shift at a time. You can learn to manifest changes step by step. Each time one block of the old belief is let go, the whole building of that belief will be dismantled, and in its place will be a flowing river. Money flows to you easily and freely.
“If you want to have more, you have to become more. For things to change, you have to change. For things to get better, you have to get better. For things to improve, you have to improve. If you grow, everything grows for you” – Jim Rohn
The two basic motivating forces in your life are fear and love. You will have fear when you have an attitude of lack. The old beliefs around money were from the fear of lack, of not enough to go around. Coming from a space of love, you “know” that there is plenty of money for everyone. It flows freely in and back out. Instead of hyperventilating out of fear, you inhale slowly feeling the love and exhale slowly savoring the gratitude for the abundance that flows freely to you.
Seems like a pretty cool place to live life from!