Personal transformation happens to all of us across our lifetime.
The question is, “what direction is your personal transformation leading toward?” Are you evolving or devolving? No one, I repeat, no one, gets to maintain the status quo forever. Sooner or later life invites us to make a different response. Will we respond with positive growth or will we resist and stagnate?
Our biggest block to personal transformation is that it requires change.
The problem with that?
No one likes change except a wet baby!
Healing and personal transformation are challenging. If we want positive growth it will require conscious choice and attention. We can remain stuck for years wallowing in the delusion that change happens magically. How often do we want something different while at the very same time not wanting anything to change? To change in ourselves, our relationships or our life?
Taking Action is Necessary
Recipe for a Transformation Omelet
We need to be willing to:
- Break old physical habits
- Change our set emotional habits
- Be willing to learn things that expand our horizons (intellectually, emotionally and spiritually)
- Enlarge our understanding of ourselves and others
- Realize we are more than our personality patterns
- You may have to challenge / let go of some of your strong preferences, beliefs, and attachment to "that's the way it is"
- You may need to take new action and risks in service of our true values
This all reminded me of an old saying I first learned when I lived in Italy. I’ve translated it into Old Saying/Modern Wisdom #10: You Can’t Make an Omelet Without Breaking Some Eggs.
But That’s the Way I Am!
Not true. If you find yourself trapped in this insidious belief, click on tag below to read my previous post The One Thing I Don’t Let My Clients Say. When you scroll down in that post you'll find a wonderful poem about the cycle of change.