Take ownership

If we want something to be different or change, then we have to do something different.

Seems simple, but so many of us repeat the same things and expect something to change, particularly as our ego looks to others to change as they are the ones causing our misfortune, or perhaps it’s the weather or something else that we can blame or be a victim of.

It all starts with us, we are the only ones that can change anything in our lives and it requires us to do something new. It often requires sacrifice and it will certainly involve commitment to forming new habits.

The simple change can come from letting go of our thoughts and repeating mindstreams and focusing on this moment. Consciousness allows us to become aware and awareness is vital for any change or growth to take place.

Be in this moment and take ownership.

Shutdown

When we have a period where we are lacking energy or enthusiasm for something, rather than fight it, embrace it.

It is a sign to take a break, do something different or actually do nothing.

The challenge comes when we resist it and fight our own body. That only ends up one way, not being well physically and mentally. We get stuck in a downward spiral of resistance and fighting that leads to becoming more exhausted and on edge.

Our conditioning says ‘soldier on’, ‘keep going’ and ‘don’t give up’…all these are ‘macho’ themes of the ego.

We all need to pause, stop for a while, refresh and take care of ourselves and as soon as we feel it, just go with it, relax and shutdown. While we are relaxing, newness comes and we can then take on fresh opportunities without feeling run down and exhausted. Our light from within shines again.