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Change Comes From Within #MondayMusings

I’ve been busy making some changes in my …One thing that has been underlined for me recently is: Change comes from within.

Have you ever noticed that when  you’re having a bad day or a rough patch in life, even the things you normally enjoy doing and the people you loves don’t seem to bring you the same amount of joy? And often, when you’re having a good day or things are going brilliantly in your life, situations and people who normally annoy you somehow seem bearable. It’s obvious then that our internal state has an impact on how we experience life, not the other way around.

It follows naturally, that we must pay more attention to our own growth, evolution, and transformation – and less attention trying to change people or circumstances around us. No, it doesn’t mean that we stop caring about what other people say or do. It doesn’t mean that we needn’t give others feedback.

No, what it means that by not giving in to our desire to change, fix and control people and circumstances, we free ourselves. We give ourselves the space to focus on changing the one thing that sometimes keeps us from being happy, successful or fulfilled – ourselves.

While thinking about change I recalled this one. Enjoy!

What did the Yogi say when he walked into the Zen Pizza Parlor?
“Make me one with everything.”
When the Yogi got the pizza, he gave the proprietor a $20 bill. The proprietor pocketed the bill. The Yogi said, “Don’t I get change?”
The proprietor said, “Change must come from within.”

 

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8 Comments

  1. sanchwrites sanchwrites May 17, 2017

    Change is the only constant. Without change, how would we grow? I love that last quote you have…I have it at my desk too 🙂

  2. Suja Suja May 16, 2017

    You are absolutely right Corinne..I always felt the way you explainef on handling hard situations…A peaceful mind and an understanding of “let go ” really does the magic…Great article…

  3. Jennifer Jennifer May 16, 2017

    How boring it would be to never change.

  4. Lux G. Lux G. May 16, 2017

    The only thing permanent in this world is change.

  5. What the proprietor said made me smile. The quote about change and butterflies is profane. Change must come from within is a powerful statement. When the focus shifts within, the blame game stops and it is liberating.

  6. Vasantha Vivek Vasantha Vivek May 16, 2017

    Change should come from within …… what a profound phrase. Yes, I too agree with You, Corinne. Always change begins with oneself than from the others. Well conceived and brilliantly written article.

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