Transformation

October 26, 2015 at 5:14 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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“What you resist persists.” – Carl Jung

There will always be an excuse available if we go looking for one. Too busy. Don’t have all the answers. Someone else is to blame. Too hard. Too challenging. Too scary. Not fun. Not ready. (Insert your favourite here: _________________) And now let’s compassionately come back to the ‘Now’.

“Nothing has happened in the past; it happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future; it will happen in the Now.” – Eckhart Tolle

In the ‘now’ is where transformation is possible. Within any experience, as we explore the possibilities, discover potential and act authentically, we can be changed through a deepening of connection to self, others or the world around us as we remain present. It happens in there amongst all the complexity. And the vulnerability. And the unpredictability. And the uncertainty. And the joy. And the wonder. And the frustration. (Insert your favourite here: _________________) One of my favourite quotes explores this theme, “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely” – Unknown.

“To journey without being changed, is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and to be transformed by the journeying is to be a pilgrim.” – Mark Nepo

So here’s a short reflection to finish this post. In our journeys of potential what are we willing to experience? In our journeys of potential what are we going to turn to face? In our journeys of potential what are we willing to open up to? And in our journeys of potential what and how will we surrender into?

“Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I am given unimaginable gifts;
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.

Each condition I flee from pursues me.
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed…”

– Jennifer Welwood

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