Take a New Action and Get a New Result
I keep hearing myself quoting Einstein, saying:
You can't do the same thing and expect a different outcome.
It is, as he points out, insanity to do that. Yet I know I do it over and over again in my life and I keep finding fellow human beings who do too.
I always make a point of taking the advice I want to give to other people. Sometimes it's easier to see what they should do differently than myself. For the most part, receiving advice is useless. I know that if I feel inclined to give advice to someone, even knowing this, then it is important enough for me to take. This has made my new mantra become:
Take a different action.
In my last blog, I spoke of humans, being automatons driven by fear, greed and habit, if they are not conscious and using their higher brain centres to make decisions about each moment of their lives. Taking a different action, is an extension of being conscious and using the higher brain centres instead of the ‘lizard brain’. It's all too easy to just keep doing it the way we always have.
If you have a health issue…. what different action can you take? Change your diet, your sleep routine, your work routine, your exercise pattern.
If you have a financial issue, change the way you spend money, save money, invest money, budget or think about money. Don’t just keep doing it the same and wondering why you are getting further into debt or continue to have no spare money at month end. I’m not saying it's easy, but do something different!
If you have relationship struggles, then change the way you interact. Talk differently to the person, solve conflicts differently, become more affectionate or loving, stop being critical. Do something different!
I could go on, but I know you get the idea. Take responsibility for what you produce in the world. Take responsibility for bringing change.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Ghandi said long ago. If you don’t change your actions and produce change, then you are being a victim. Failing to see the power you have keeps you stuck.
Maybe ‘change what you are doing’ is a useful mantra for you too, in the areas of your life which aren’t working as well as you would like.
Enjoy your life. Precious time will never be given back to you, so don’t wish it away, longing for holidays and being so busy you aren’t really living!
Sue and the Body Brilliance Team