I was taking Hermione to the cleaners today and was thinking about all the ideas, actions, plans and so forth going on inside my head. I feel that I am making too many changes at once. That this is going to be tough. Will it be all worth it? Am I truly going to find someone who will join me on crusade of finding a sustainable, simple life?? I sure hope so. This is who I am. I am not changing to fit other’s ideas, my transformation is for me. So there!
Then the universe spoke….as it always does. Just have to be willing to listen. This is what I picked up from Daily Om today
June 18, 2010
Make Change Work For You
At the root of all growth, we find change. Allow it to work for you not against.
Transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives from the moment we are born until we leave earthly existence behind. At the root of all growth, we find change. Occasionally, change and the circumstances leading up to it are a source of extraordinary joy, but more often than not they provoke feelings of discomfort, fear, or pain. Though many changes are unavoidable, we should not believe that we are subject to the whims of an unpredictable universe. It is our response to those circumstances that will dictate the nature of our experiences. At the heart of every transformation, no matter how chaotic, there is substance. When we no longer resist change and instead regard it as an opportunity to grow, we find that we are far from helpless in the face of it.
Our role as masters of our own destinies is cemented when we choose to make change work in our favor. Yet before we can truly internalize this power, we must accept that we cannot hide from the changes taking place all around us. Existence as we know it will come to an end at one or more points in our lives, making way for some new and perhaps unexpected mode of being. This transformation will take place whether or not we want it to, and so it is up to us to decide whether we will open our eyes to the blessings hidden amidst disorder or close ourselves off from opportunities hiding behind obstacles.
To make change work for you, look constructively at your situation and ask yourself how you can benefit from the transformation that has taken place. As threatening as change can seem, it is often a sign that a new era of your life has begun. If you reevaluate your plans and goals in the days or weeks following a major change, you will discover that you can adapt your ambition to the circumstances before you and even capitalize on these changes. Optimism, enthusiasm, and flexibility will aid you greatly here, as there is nothing to be gained by dwelling on what might have been. Change can hurt in the short term but, if you are willing to embrace it proactively, its lasting impact will nearly always be physically, spiritually, and intellectually transformative.
So yea. The change is happening. I am a eco friendly, veggie growing, carnivorous herbivore! To say that this new chapter will not be without it’s bumps would be stupid. I know that there is still a lot of things to happen. Just got to be open and let the transformation happen.
My life has it’s routine again. I feel a bit calmer now that I am working my daily tasks and creating a home once again. I have decided to work in my Sustainability actions. I will be creating a master action plan today. I am recognizing my addiction to money, the splurging that I do and now it is right in front of me. Yea, sometimes you have to put on the big girl panties and work on the issues. I have learned to conquer my weight. Now I will learn how to deal with my money. Lifestyle is going to change.