So often, when we realize that we want to change something in our lives—be it diet, sleep habits, relationship, whatever—we get really, really busy. We work so hard at attempting to bring something else into the mix of our lives. We see ourselves as the solo agents of change. However, willfulness alone is just not enough to create sustainable change.
There are actions to take, of course, to create the circumstances in which change happens. Yet transformation comes out of a partnership; our willful, human steps need to be grounded in the grace which is larger than our minds. Mindfulness and right action need to partner together—being present with what is, and into that presence, planting the seeds of right action—this is the formula for radical and sustainable change.
As you listen to this video clip, breathe and relax. As you quietly look inside, ask yourself these simple questions:
- What am I aware of in this moment?
- How can I continue to practice being right here, right now?
- What next step can I take, to move forward in the direction of my longing?