Rewiring your inner critic is crucial to enjoying the benefits of changing your thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
BUT, what about the forces outside you? How do THEY respond when YOU begin changing yourself? Today, we’ll detail the Butterfly Effect and how it can both threaten the transformation you want to happen in your life.
We all know the New Year “bring on the changes” broken record. Many of us fantasize about making our lives different each year, but few of us can make those desired changes stick and stay–even though we may try our darndest before giving up in defeat.Read Full Post
Have you ever noticed that when you try to shift something in your life, big or small, the people around you may behave differently? Unkindly? Get irritated with you? Or even rage, cry, or throw chairs? (Well, I hope not that last thing.)
We are such creatures of habit and identity that when something upsets that equilibrium (even subtly, even for the better), there is usually a message from the people around you to go back to the way things were.
Tall. Short. Heavy. Thin. Talented. Musical. Athletic. Scientist. Retiree. White. Black. Gay. Straight. Son. Daughter. Wealthy. Poor. Middle class. Glamorous. Dramatic. Pragmatic. Funny.
All of the above words combine in different ways to create your human identity. And because we’re human and self-aware, identity is THE governing force in our lives.
I’m always so excited when I receive stories like the one below. It makes sense to begin your meditation journey in small, compounding steps. And then, you may begin to hunger for a deeper transformational experience.
Here’s how one of my recent group members found her way to meditation and mindfulness, and the profound mindset shifts and actions she discovered as a result: