Changing the World Means Changing Me

by | Apr 29, 2016 | Monkey Mind | 0 comments

Change is How We Grow


fotolia © Andy Dean

fotolia © Andy Dean

What’s going on in the world?

The more I read about the upheaval that is going on in the world and how so many people are going through so much difficulty, the more I realize that nothing is going to get better until we get better.

This thought came to me one recent morning:  “I can understand more about what is going on in the world by understanding what is going on with me.”

Most of us are resistant to change, we like for things to stay the way they are, but the real truth that we all know is that change is constant and thankfully so. There are some things we just don’t want to change in our world unless it is for the better: our income, our investments, the property value of our home, our health, our aging parents and the list goes on.

Change can be very painful – physically, emotionally, financially.  While reading Paulo Coelho’s new book Aleph I came across this quote: “People want everything to stay the same . . . and the consequences of that is pain.”

So that sounds contradictory doesn’t it?  Change is full of contradictions. In my experience, I have found the most painful changes I have experienced have brought about a better outcome in the long run.

From the pain of divorce many years ago – to finding the “real” me to do the work I was always meant to do.  From the difficulty of a health issue – temporarily losing my vision in one eye and the good one having its own challenges – resulted in seeing more clearly that I had gotten off track of the work I am to do as a Coach, a Speaker and a Writer.

There are so many sayings we have heard through the years: “there is a light at the end of the tunnel” “after the storm is a rainbow” and “when one door closes another door opens”. I have found that the more difficult the change the brighter and better the outcome in the long run.

As I continue my perpetual adjustment to change, I realize I must be quiet to find the peace I desire. I must seek to grow and learn. I must be the change I want to see in the world – that is why I am so passionate about being a Change Agent – helping individuals and organizations embrace their transitions so they can experience more satisfaction (peace), joy and fulfillment.

I encourage you to join me in finding peace within so we can share more joy in our world.

Always remember, Your Chatter Matters.



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