Thoughts on Growth and Change

Reflection on Growth and Change

“Insight is cheap” — Ursula Childress

Do I have faith in my ability to grow and change? Unequivocally, the answer is YES! I took out a worn copy of the very first meditation book that I ever used. In fact, I didn’t call it a meditation book; it was just a book that I read with quotes and reflections… An offering from a caring spirit further along in her journey…the year 1987; I picked it up every day because I was drawn to it. Well, that’s not quite accurate. I wasn’t so drawn at first. Overtime, it spoke to me, and I began to turn to it more and more. It is well worn now. I’ve written in it; the pages are worn; some are falling out. In the revisit this morning, I appreciate how much I’ve grown. My purpose in life is to be conscience and openhearted. When I am present enough, I notice destructive beliefs and replace them with healthy patterns of behavior. One old belief that I held was that I was helpless. When I write that now, I can smile. I am a powerful person and not in an aggressive or manipulative way. My power to impact my life and the lives of others lies in my ability to be authentic and vulnerable. I have not made any of these adjustments alone. Along the way, I have created a vibrant community of like-minded, supportive spirits who join me in their own way. I am so grateful. Do you have faith in your ability to grow and change?

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Author: drnaquin

"Courage is grace under pressure." -- Ernest Hemmingway

8 thoughts on “Thoughts on Growth and Change”

  1. I love these thoughts Donna. It probably wasn’t until recently that I had faith in my ability to grow and change…As a mostly stay-at-home mom, I was leading a fairly stagnant (and monotonous) life and didn’t even have time to contemplate or focus on me. Now that my kid are a bit older, I am trying to lead a more meaningful life…I’m figuring it out as I go along, and I know I have a long way to go, but at least now I know it’s possible.

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    1. Thank you for your thoughts, Emily. I got out of the work force for a time to raise my daughters; it was challenging. Rejoining it as a single mother was equally so. All of it proved to deepen and strengthen me personally and professionally, just as you say. I love that you have a long way to go. I take that as you have lots of life to live. I have a long way to go as well! Love your writing, Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by! ❤

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