They say the only constant thing in this world is CHANGE. Life is all about changes. We cannot simply afford to just slack off when we are comfortable with something or a situation. We all need to GROW and in order to grow, we need to CHANGE. If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. It is inevitable.
Growth is the only evidence of life. ~John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita sua, 1864
I've been hearing complaints about the government, in fact when was the last time people stopped complaining and started changing ? I mean yes, the government may have it's faults, and sure we have every right to complain.. but I hope for a change... those people who got nothing to do with their life would stop blaming the government and start changing for the better.
You see, part of what stops people from growing is "complaining". They see other people's faults without seeing theirs. They prefer to blame other people because they cannot afford to take responsibility for their own life.
Changes comes with responsibility. Your life would be better, if you stop complaining and blaming other people for what is happening in your life and start to accept the responsibilities that goes with "human rights". We should be aware that we are all responsible for our own actions. And whatever that is happening in our life is the result of our actions.
Q: So.. how do we effectively change our circumstances? Given that we cannot complain(oh, which is bliss!) and blame it on other people because we are supposed to be responsible for our own actions and circumstances which are the result....?
I'm not really saying that you cannot complain, I'm just pointing out that it's better to do some changing rather than complaining. Its much more productive... and it helps you grow.
Change starts within. So you will understand clearly why change starts from within.. I will take the example from Bob P. about the mirror images. :)
Take a look at that picture. So, you see a woman with a camera with her reflectionssss. And I mean reflectionssss.
The woman would represent you (never mind that you are a guy, imagine this time you are that woman). The images or the reflections she has has would be the "circumstances" in your life.
Now, you want to change the circumstances, because you are not happy with that result. Where do you think, (in this case the mirror image) would you try to change... "the certain mirror image" or the "woman holding the camera" ?
You see, people are so bent up in trying to change their circumstances, their home, the PEOPLE AROUND THEM, blah and blah except THEMSELVES.... and then when nothing happens they go about complaining nothing is changing.
They want to CHANGE THEIR LIFE... but they do not want to change themselves.
Things do not change, WE CHANGE.
Trying to change the circumstances would be like this "mirror image". You cannot change anything if you try to change the "reflections" of you.
Your circumstances are the reflections of WHO YOU ARE. If you want to change your reflection, do a little shifting of emotions..... listen to your spirit... listen to the voice within.
Before you complain, take a good look at yourself.... and see what needs to be changed inside of you.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~Author unknown
It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. ~Confucius
but.. also BE WEARY because...
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. ~Ellen Glasgow
Image from: Shanner