Is inevitable. Growth is optional.’ I love that quote by John C. Maxwell. I’m consistently telling people that: ‘People change.’ I do my best to put a positive spin on things. Some people change for the better, some change for the worse.
What comes in-between? Those who change and appear to be on the mend, but then go back to the iron fist way of running things, trying to control or bend people to their will, as if there were no other options. This is problematic because ‘it’s always been this way’ is a stagnation, a lower-level vibration.
Although, living in stagnation for some may seem to be a safe place. It appears in different ways such as a daily routine – eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the same time, socializing with the same group of not-so-good people, allowing others to take advantage, and opening your heart to give what you are able, only to be knocked down.
Stagnation is not growth.
Just the other day I had my chance to change. I disagreed with another because of the ‘old way mentality.’ The person had asked me previously about my massage therapist because he had an old shoulder injury. I had convinced my therapist that this person had changed. I said, ‘People change.’ Because of the disagreement, I wondered if the change was real. It came to me that perhaps if this person got help with the injury that it would give him a different outlook on life.
Backstory: As most of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor – seven years now. Eight weeks after my implant surgery, it was realized that I had an infection. I went back to surgery with a not-so-good chance of healing with the new implant. I made the decision that I could in fact heal myself. It worked; however, my breast was misplaced, and I lived with the pain for nearly two years. Pain changes you one day at a time, slowly and gradually.
I must tell you when I did not dive deep into my own old ways, it changed me. It made feel like I accomplished something and that I truly cared for someone who may not care for me. I pray that this person gets what is needed to heal.
The old ways are not always the best ways.
I leave you with this quote: ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.’ It is said that Einstein said this. Regardless of who said it we must take notice and make change for our own peace.
Many Blessings of Peace and Love!
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Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.