“We all make up arbitrary rules and then live by them as if they're true.”
But when we simply experiment with change, the pressure eases and possibilities emerge.
Some personal examples of experimenting with change currently include:
* When I’m speaking to my darling hubby about something important, I experiment with communicating in a way that’s serious without being heavy, without turning it into a problem, being more creative with how I get my message across (after all, conflict is 10%content and 90%delivery!)
* Being more idle. I love achieving and being productive, but sometimes to the detriment of my physical health. How can I spend more time relaxing? (After all, we’re human beings, not human doings!)
* Using a bit less toothpaste and shampoo! (After all, frugal is the new black!) 😇
How about experimenting with the simple but profound idea that change IS possible?
Experiment with the idea that you can let go of any arbitrary rule (made of thought) which your brain dreamt up at some point in the past, to protect you.
When we're curious about the possibility of change, things we thought were certain become less certain, and we don't know where that might lead...
Is there something in your life that you can imagine happening differently, that you'd love to create for yourself and your important peeps? What would that look like? Do you want more of something, or less of something? How could you test it out, explore it, try it on for size, take a few baby steps? No pressure... if it doesn’t fit, you can always go back to the "menu of life" and try something else...
After all, what have you got to lose? You can always go back to the same old same old, if you want to!
If your interest has been peaked, here's a fabulous TED Talk on the topic, The Hidden Code of Transformational Change by Mary Morrissy. Enjoy!
by Sandy Loyall