Wake up!

In case you haven’t noticed, time is not just chugging along like it appeared to be doing for so long in the past. Everything is happening faster, which makes it necessary to adapt to change more quickly. We all hang onto the aspects of our lives we think of as comfortable. This is understandable, but will soon become a handicap if we hold on too tightly.

All aspects of nature are in constant flux and change. Nature is cyclical. There is at first the birthing process, followed by the blossoming into full potential and then the waning until cessation. This pattern exists in all natural processes. The moon is new, unseen by the human eyes until gradually, it increases size and illumination until we have a fully seeable moon. From then on, the moon wanes until we can no longer see it, and then the process repeats.

We are a part of nature as much as the moon, plants and everything else God created. Just as we cannot remain 16 years old, with the thoughts and behaviors of that age, so can we not remain static in any aspect of ourselves. There is no photo finish picture that looks like “happily ever after”. Just as there is no such thing as believing you are too old to learn or too set in your ways to change. Those are simply beliefs. Your skeletal structure is completely replaced every year. Every cell of your body replicates itself within days or months. You are constantly being recreated. Why should you think you are limited in any way?

You are a being of infinite potential. The only limits you have are those you self-impose. Wake up and do something that helps you feel how much a part of nature you are. Challenge yourself to do something you always wanted to do, but were afraid to fail at. Learn that you only get what you want out of life if you are willing to express that desire fully to others and especially to yourself.

If you are bored, it is because you have forgotten what an amazing and unique being you are. There has never been nor will there ever be another human being exactly like you. Share your special and unique qualities with others. Open yourself to the idea of change and growth. Stop looking for anything external to yourself to make you happy. The greatest gift has already been given to you. You are alive!

~ by Lorraine E. Castro on August 3, 2011.

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