4 Steps to Personal Transformation
Quiet the mind, and the soul will speak.” ― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
Sometimes the path of life comes to a crossroad. One direction ends in stagnation while the other leads to transformation.
What is it about change that is hard? We are an analytic society. Whether we are aware of it or not, we constantly apply a cost-benefit analysis to decisions we make in our lives. So we ask ourselves: Does the risk of change outweigh the risk of standing still?
Maybe your life’s path has led you to the possibility of transformation. What does your cost-benefit analysis reveal about where you are in life? Are you ready to let go of that bud and become the beautiful blossom you truly are?
Try this simple affirmation for the next few days: I am discovering who I am and growing exponentially. I am maturing from a tight bud into a beautiful blossom.
Then meditate on these transformation skills and use them when you are ready:
1. Let Go.
Brainstorm the parts of yourself you may need to leave behind as you pursue your personal transformation. Write them down on a piece of paper so you can see them. If you need to grieve for these aspects of yourself, allow time to do so.
If you feel like celebrating the letting go process, make sure you do that, too. Either way, create a ritual for letting go.
Perhaps you want to burn the paper on which you wrote down the old part of yourself. Maybe you want to bury the paper as though it were a funeral. You can do this ritual alone but it may be more powerful to do with close friends as witnesses to your commitment to transformation.
2. Who Are You Really, Wanderer?
Sit quietly and become focused on your breath. As you exhale, breathe out the tight bud you used to be. On the inhale, welcome the beautiful new blossom you are growing into. When you are ready, give thanks for being open to discovering the new you.
3. Look For New Opportunities
Lets clear the clutter in our lives, both externally and internally, when we do that, we create a vacuum where the old stuff was.
Nature abhors a vacuum so that space is now available to you for expansion of your transformed self. Jot down new opportunities you see for change in your life now that you’ve let go of the old clutter.
4. Take the Good Stuff with You
Even if you are shedding an identity you didn’t like, remember that you learned some positive skills and character during that time, so don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!Just as you wrote down the parts of yourself you will need to leave behind in the first step, take some time now to note the characteristics that serve you and others well. Take those with you on your journey.
* Ready for transformation? The world eagerly awaits a beautiful new blossom.
Courtesy of Think Simple Now