It takes patience

No matter how much we think we are something, the reality is we are not.

This works both ways, we can think that we are doing everything wrong or we can think that we are perfect. We are neither. We have a self-image that our minds create, we are not that image.

Patience is the key to it all when you are trying to expand and grow as a person, it takes a long while to unlearn the conditioning of a lifetime and the habits we have formed around it. It takes time to stop being the reaction, to stop the mindstream, to stay present.

If we stay in the moment, being patient with ourselves, even when things are challenging in our environment, then all of the mind chatter that brings us the suffering will dissolve.

Peace is always in the now, but be kind, it will come.

Looking to others

We look always to others.

They will help me learn, their diet will make me slim, her book will teach me, I can be a success if they help me…and so on.

The thing is we are responsible for our own health, spirituality, learning, growth, expansion, and actions. Sure others can be examples to follow, an inspiration, but it is up to us to be the light and the example, to be responsible for our own soul and helping it to flourish.

If we rely on others, we are effectively becoming possessed by the minds of others and we are allowing ourselves a get-out to avoid making the sacrifices ourselves. We don’t have to show up.

We can choose to take ownership of what we do and it is more purposeful and nourishing to our spirit.