Knowing and Trusting Your True Feelings is Key
Your practice of these principles may go smoothly and then the inevitable bumps and challenges of life erupt. It is then when faith in your ability to face the unknown and uncertain outcome is activated.
Loss Catalyzing Change
There is a longing in the consciousness of humanity to explore deeper levels of intimacy within the self and through others. What catalyzes this inner search transpires through various situations. Perhaps a relationship that seemed so stable suddenly found you distraught and questioning whether to stay or go. Shallow meaningless relationships that do not spark growth or that do not support your values or integrity are not satisfying. The dissatisfaction is a motivator to look squarely at your needs and desires. The stimulation from the frustration champions your deepest yearnings to be seen and not ignored by You. Even though you may want a partner, friend, or colleague to know what you need, the reality is for you to know what you need. Only when you know what you need can it come into your life. If you don’t know, how can anyone else know? The creative force operates through inner insight of what you want to create in your life and then propels you to push beyond your doubts and fear to take action towards it. It asks you to trust your inner guidance, which knows what is most beneficial for you. Are you willing to ask for what you need? Are you willing to tell someone when you are hurt? Are you willing to act upon and create what you want?
All relationships with others go through rocky periods from harmony to disharmony. Knowing how to respond with what is true for you is fundamental for reaching harmony. Being truthful with your needs may also bring about a realization that the previous form of your relationship has come to completion. Allowing the transformation can be difficult yet when you are honest with yourself you will discover the great reward in the change because being true to yourself is a deeply nurturing and gratifying act.
The Path to Inner Security
Only to the Extent That We Expose Ourselves Over and Over to Annihilation can That Which is Indestructible Be Found In Us.
~ Pema Chodrin
Rapid change is happening and you cannot avoid it. Transition is a constant pattern. You may want change and fear it as well. Look back at this year and the one before it. How have you weathered the changes in your life? Change is not always smooth and yet, here you are. You’ve got this. Each time you stay with the doubt, hurt, anger, sadness, and shakiness you get better at being with it. Give yourself credit and Give yourself a break.