The Awesome Power of Willingness!
Choice is what most people on earth have. You may not be able to choose your parents, siblings and current state in life, but most of the things you face – you could make a choice!
The struggle comes when we feel we are helpless in trying to change things that in reality are beyond our power. We feel stuck and in no-progress zone. As fear and terror grips us we go through the same cylcle until grace, a beautiful moment leads us to a powerfule discovery about change.
Most people are uncomfortable with change. In fact majority of people resist change and while change is inevitable. We must face it every day of out life. As we journey, we see that the more we struggle with things we cannot change, we get more stuck, but at the same time, if we willingly accept things we cannot change, we find forgiveness for ourselves and a new ticket to life.
The question comes to us: “How willing am I right now?” This can come from a loved one asking you to change a bad habit, and by a realization that things in our external life won’t change until we do. The question of willingness is primary in how we navigate through so much of our life.
Willingness to me is a “power” because it can catalyze many dimensions of our growth and evolution.
To be willing to learn
To be open to ideas outside your comfort zone
To be accessible to life – responsive, available embracing
To be flexible, not rigid with life
To be resilient, not hardened
To be flowing, not frozen
Many times in my healing journey, I could feel that when my mind and heart were more flexible, my physical health improved. It’s also true that when our responses to life are more flexible, our body in turn is more flexible.
Willingness is not just about mustering up some courage to face a daunting challenge. It’s having the willingness to experience life with a deep sense of gratitude. When we have a feeling of childlike wonder.
What would it be like if we returned to a state of childlike innocence, and could drop the trappings of adulthood that kill our spirit, drown our energy, and dampen our wide-eyed enthusiasm?
Childlike innocence is a bubble inside of delight, even over the smallest of things. Identify a time when you experienced this feeling, this portal into the next stage of us. Remember the memory, and call it forth when you felt a feeling of inspiration. If no memory comes to you about yourself, remember a time when someone you admire or love exhibited this quality.
Take a few moments to savor the feeling of freedom and peace that come from willingness to live life.
1. What part of your life would most benefit from this quality you just directly infused your heart and spirit with?2. What actions could you take to bring this quality into your life?
3. What relationships in your life would most benefit from this quality that could bring greater inspiration and juice to the relationship?
4. What would help you remember and assimilate this experience so that it could benefit you in your work and life?