Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Change starts when someone sees the next step."

"Change starts when someone sees the next step."
Thomas Drayton, member of the Continental Congress, spoke these words to Thomas Jefferson regarding additional funding for the war effort. Along with other men and women they decided to take a stand against the tyranny of a greedy monarch. This decision entailed many risks and The inertia of our comfort zone living constantly challenges our higher self; the part that dreams, imagines and knows of our greater potential. Our creative self, the dreamer, is aware of the next action against inertia.
"When faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof." This statement by John Kenneth, Harvard economist, reminds us that our marvelous capacity for creativity and giving is most often directed toward being right about remaining in the safety of our comfort zone. Another way to express this is, "I'd rather be right than happy!" and "I would rather give a great reason than have results that I desire." The truth is that it's your life and it is up to you to make the most of it!
The next step is action! True freedom results when you and I take real responsibility for our actions. This choice creates change! It requires utilizing our consciousness and becoming physically, emotionally and spiritually present. You are responsible for your level of consciousness and the results in your life. Actions are the results of decisions. Many substitute talking, studying, reading and discussing what would be nice to be, do or have as a substitute for decision and action.
We have all the information we need for the next step.
Everyone of us can experience the dream of William Drayton and Thomas Jefferson. They were willing to have what they wanted. Are you? Are you willing to have what you want? What action can you take? Here is an exercise that will move you in that direction - every morning for a week, write 3 endings to each of the following sentences.
1) Today, being fully conscious and responsible for what is in my life, I will ...
2) Today, being fully conscious and responsible in my relationships, I will...
3) Today, being fully conscious and responsible for my personal growth, I will...