Just Do It
For some reason I was deeply inspired by something that Richard Rohr said a few weeks ago: ‘We do not think ourselves into new ways of living. We live ourselves into new ways of thinking.’
How many things in this life do we have backwards?
We wait for inspiration to act, and yet, just starting to move will often inspire us to keep moving.
We wait to change our eating habits or exercise habits until the times are right. Sometimes we wait for years. We just don’t want to be uncomfortable even for a little while. And yet, once we do it and start to feel better, it’s easier to keep doing it.
Do you put off saying you’re sorry, or I love you, until there are better circumstances. Maybe if you just did it, the circumstances would start to change for the better immediately..
Of course we often do need a little of something to force us to get moving. Maybe we feel we need to, or have to, or don’t see any way out of it – but nevertheless, once begun the inspiration often flows. Perhaps it’s the inspiration to get it done as fast as possible to get out of there and move on to other things. Perhaps it’s inspiration to figure out a way to not have to do it in the future.
If you aren’t inspired to make the changes that you have been wanting to make in your life, then perhaps today is the day to do something differently. Maybe today is the day to just get up and do it, whether you feel like it or not. If what you have done so far is not working to your satisfaction, what have you got to lose by trying something new?
A great New Year to all.
Loving Blessings, Elaine