Want to change something?

If we want to change something, and of course, that is our choice completely, then we have to be prepared to make sacrifices and to build habits.

Nothing will change by chance and no point in relying on ‘gurus’, books, or others. Change is our responsibility alone and is an inside job.

When we choose something we want to change, then we have to monitor how we behave in regards to the change we want to make. No good if we want to be more patient, for example, and not noticing when we are still impatient. We can choose to carry on with the short-term ‘easy’ of ‘well, I’ll change that later’ or we can say to ourselves ‘I see that is not how I want to behave now, and I’m going to endeavour to not do that again’.

Change is always personal and if we feel there is nothing to change, that’s ok too as none of us are broken. However, unless we take constant regular steps towards making a change and monitoring it, then it won’t happen.

Sustainable joy

To find what brings us lasting joy in our soul, versus the ‘normal’ pursuit of short-term happiness hits of instant-gratification, takes time and patience.

It also takes sacrificing the short-term happiness hits and building a practice of being present in this moment as often as possible.

This moment is where we find sustainable joy.