“Wherever You Go, There You Are” – Unknown

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

We sit and look around wishing for a change of scenery. Maybe to more tropical climates. Maybe far away from the hustle and bustle of life. Maybe closer to the sea or far into the woods. Wherever it may be, we are calling for a change of scenery.  Apparently, where we sit now is not fulfilling our spirit. What we see is not feeding our soul. We are not connected to the place we are living in.

A change of scenery is calling.

And some of us will answer that call and move ourselves to these places. To warmer climates. Closer to the sea or into the woods. We will again seek fulfillment for our spirit, for our soul. Looking outside to the world to fill our cup. And then we realize, this change of scenery is not what we thought it would be.

The beauty of a new place fades, we still seek fulfillment, we still seek.

Until we see our reflection in that window looking out into the world, we see ourselves. The same eyes, the same spirit, the same soul, waiting for the change of scenery to give us whatever we are asking for.  But how can a change of scenery give us – the same eyes, the same spirit, the same soul – the fulfillment we are demanding?

How can an unchanged perspective invite in change? How can a closed mind accept something different? How can we seek SOUL food when we stuff ourselves with egoic waste?

The change of scenery will not be a CHANGE of scenery unless we ourselves are open to the CHANGE. Wherever we go, there we are. We are always the common denominator in life. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. If we want change, we need to begin with ourselves FIRST, because once we are able to “change the way we look at things, things change.” And it is quite possible that wherever we are sitting today, is actually the perfect place for our spirit and soul to grow. Eventually guiding us to a change of scenery for a fulfilled spirit, fed soul, and a better connection to life.

“Grow Through What You Go Through” – Unknown

Written for and Published in The Seeds 4 Life.

Many of us find ourselves in situations which take us out of our comfort zones.

Some may cause us anxiety and discomfort. Some may cause us to feel lost, looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. Some may even feel like a monotonous cycle of “stuck in a rut.”

Whatever our judgment of our situation, we can see it using our “comfort zone” as the perspective or we can see it using “opportunity” as the perspective.

The comfort zone perspective sets the situation up to be judged and compared.

The opportunity perspective sets the situation up to be an agent of change.

Growth cannot transpire in judgment and comparison. Growth transpires in change. If we are willing to be uncomfortable, growth will be the first to greet us, and our expanded mind will never shrink back to the comfort zone it began with.

So, go baby, go, and grow baby, grow!