“Transformation means removing the rocks from our garden, the boulders that block our naturalness… when we were kids, we were free and innocent. As time passed, we accumulated the rocks of resistance, piling them up until they become mountains in our minds. Transformation comes not by adding things on but by removing what didn’t belong in the first place. We change by pealing away all the toxic layers, emotional debris, and beliefs that we have added on over the years. We forget that there is something perfect already within us; through years of habit and hypnosis we took a wrong turn, and now we automatically look outside ourselves for something that will fix us”. – Baron Baptiste, “40 Days to personal revolution
I speak quite a bit about the potential for each moment to be a new beginning. Yet how often do I take advantage of it. I am as guilty as anyone and possibly more than most of falling prey to old habits of thought and being, many of which I believed myself to have outgrown. I hear the voice of an old friend saying “See how we are”
What can I remove from myself today that I no longer need? How about impatience and anger? Those are good ones. At some point I have found myself letting what I have to say take precedent over other people’s expression. I find myself either cutting them off in conversation rather than listening and so probably lose out in at least two ways from this. I might be able to figure out where they’re going in conversation but in trying to shorten their route I am depriving myself of learning it. I can change this.
What other changes can we make either by losing the build up of bad habits or developing new ones? This universe is a pretty big canvas on which to draw and we are large as the saying goes. We contain multitudes.
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Waking Spirals by G A Rosenberg
Universal Rave by G A Rosenberg