For almost anything, timing plays such an impactful role. The right thing at the wrong time, is no longer the right thing. We’ve probably all experienced this before in some form. Sometimes we expect time to speed up for us & our goals, especially when they are of pure intention. But some things cannot easily be measured in time. Transformation is usually felt in one’s essence, which is timeless.
When we think of where we want to be, we may feel like time is dragging out and we haven’t made much progress. But when we truly look at where we currently are & then look back at where we started, or even where we were just a year ago… time has allowed progress and change. So when we expect time to work in our favor, we may be unaware of its relevance. But to take all that pressure off of time, then we can see its beauty to hold space for our transformations.
Think of your project at the beginning of the year, whether it was business, health related, or relationship goals. Now think of 3 ways that this situation has shifted since then and truly feel the difference.
The main idea I’d like to share with you is that healing & change requires a shift in consciousness, which only happens over a period of time, not instantaneously. We get sparks of inspiration & realizations that hit home in the heart, but making the actual shifts to incorporate the desired changes takes time & consistent persevering effort.
Creating change requires steps. To make true change, do not tackle your whole self being all at once. Pick 1 thing you’d like to have as a goal then truly decide what the first step is. Just a step to the outcome- don’t expect the whole outcome from 1 step. The steps will flow together in fluidity when incorporated slowly & naturally. Create foundation for change & you will see results. But if you expect the outcome right away, you may shift focus multiple times, deviating away from your goal.
Leveling up in many ways is very tempting. We all want to be better in different aspects- some are our eating habits, becoming more efficient, becoming more active, shifting our mindsets, becoming more optimistic & accepting, broadening our spiritual practices; the list goes on.
I have a personal goal of figuring out how to better my digestion. There are many different ways of awareness I could take to incorporate mindful practices. Some options are to chew slowly & put my utensil down between bites, eat with no technological distractions, not get into any emotional discussions while eating, watching my food combining, not eating while on the go, not waiting too long between meals, etc. The list truly goes on, but if I tried to accomplish all of these steps to my goal at once, then I would be overwhelmed. I may be successful for a week but then the practices wouldn’t be solid. While focusing my attention on adding 1 step at a time for a solid routine of mindful eating, I am much more likely to stick with it & see the desired results of my goal.
So, when deciding a goal, acknowledge that it will be a journey. There will be progress and challenges, but if you take it slowly with compassion, the effects will be long lasting. We are blessed enough to have the opportunity of awareness. Not everyone knows they have the magic within to create their own reality, so be proud & kind to yourself along the way. That itself is a lifelong journey.