"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." ~Anatole France
-- Meaning that any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. Doing the right thing is not always comfortable. Deep down everyone knows what they need to do but many don't because it's an "inconvenience". Don't be that person - And if you are, be strong & CHANGE!
Ignorance to reality is not an excuse and if you continue to live in your own little world believing that "ignorance is bliss - crap", like I used to, then you are only cultivating a very unhappy story for yourself. You miss out on LIFE that way! We all need to WAKE UP, step outside of ourselves and stop being so selfish! Our lives are not supposed to be just about us...
The good news is that we CAN change. And so what if it's uncomfortable... it is what it is. How many times have you looked back and realized that what you thought was SO uncomfortable at the time was actually so very small in comparison to what you have lost? Don't you wish that sometimes you would have just snapped out of it and done what needed to be done? I have and I don't want to experience that again!
Life GETS hard but it doesn't have to STAY hard... People MAKE & KEEP it hard! Wether it's due to a phase, an incident or lack of knowledge or faith you CAN cultivate the best you that you can possibly be no matter where you are in your life. Cultivating a better you is not an immediate event - it's a process... & it takes time but we need to keep moving forward no matter how many times we fall! Each time we get up is a new beginning and life can be very forgiving if you just try... just make your best effort! If something still doesn't go your way, at least you will feel really great about yourself knowing that the outcome had nothing to do with what you shoulda'- coulda' -woulda' done!
Change is a principle of life that will never go away so embrace it, smile in the face of adversity and enjoy the ebb and flow of life! If we don't change, we don't grow & if we don't grow, we aren't really living. . .
Danielle Miyoshi © 2011