I have been thinking and talking a lot about the process of change lately.
We change in small ways and big ways throughout our lives. There is conscious and unconscious change that takes place, but it happens no matter what.
I personally think conscious change is important because it puts you in the place of choosing for yourself what you want for you life, it keeps you in your rightful place of authority in your own life.
All of this, and,
I think it is possible to have a good life, on your way to having a better one.
Within Evangelicalism there was this mindset of living for a future time. Living for the end goal. This allowed us to suffer a lot because we weren’t focused on the here and now. It also allowed us to cause harm, because we overlooked the experience of the here and now for others.
In leaving this mindset behind it is important to examine where it still crops up. I have noticed it in myself around self help and healing. This practice of digging in deep and leaning fully into learning with a single mind, where I start to neglect the present.
I think this is incredible, but unless I make time for joy and good life now, I would still be using the same programming I did back then. The business and hard suffering focus on getting to a goal.
There is nothing wrong with getting to the goal, I am a life coach, I love seeing people reach their goals.
Life is happening NOW. Enjoying your own process, finding ways to really be present with whatever joys you have in your life right now can be so incredibly helpful and it teaches something incredible: You will not be “arriving” in your own life. You will continue to grow and change and shift.
The beauty comes when we are able to truly accept ourselves where we are at and enjoy the now, while still being intentional about our growth. We trust ourselves with all of it, the rest, the growth, the desire for both. And we can lean in to trust ourselves.
Where are you already doing this? Where do you feel the pull to enjoy the moment?
If you had permission to rest, and really move into joy, what would that look like for you?
What would it look like for you to trust your growth?
What would it look like for you to have a good life, on your way to having a better one?
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