“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”― Socrates
Sometimes, my life doesn’t done up the way I want it. Disappointment, crappy days, and failed interactions and ventures are all part of the game. In these times, I can be tempted to forget truth and start to feel small and powerless.
The truth is our power never leaves…it just gets displaced.
We give it away, forget it, doubt it, tuck it away or abandon it.
Then it begins – the temptation is to fight, to complain, to prove, to convince kicks in. The fight to try to make the people, things and circumstances in my lives show up differently. It’s all fear.
Fighting carries with it some funky energy. In order to move past being stuck in a space of emotion and circumstance that we don’t want – we have to shift our thoughts and emotions from a place of fighting with everything and focusing on what we hate to focusing on what we want to create and experience.
In those moments when I am experiencing what I most certainly do not want, it helps if I interrupt he process of striving, worrying and obsessing and ask myself one simple question:
What would you like this to look like, feel like and play out?
Then I create the most beautiful story – I visualize what would make me feel loved, empowered, energized and expansive. I hold on to that thought. Inevitably, inspiration, guidance and serendipitous experiences come allowing me to build what that version of my day, life and year. Then, I take action. I reclaim my power, stop focusing on what’s pulling me down and start building something beautiful.
Let go of lamenting what isn’t working and focus on creating what you love.