“I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Just for one day, try to imagine everything that went wrong that day was your fault. How did it make you feel? or are you more comfortable pointing fingers at others when things go wrong? Blaming others for our mistakes is easy, it relieves us of the need to take charge and correct our problems.
#Trust30 is an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge. The #Trust30 Prompt: Think of all the things that are not working in your life. That job you don’t like, that relationship that’s not working, those friends that annoy you. Now turn them all on you. Imagine that everything that’s not working in your life, is your fault. How would you approach it? What would you work on to change your life to the state that you want it to be?
Change by Kathleen Raine
Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.
Says the moon to the waters,
All is flowing.
Says the fields to the grass,
Seed-time and harvest,
Chaff and grain.
You must change,
Said the worm to the bud,
Though not to a rose, Cont’d below
When we stop complaining and start taking responsibility for our life, we will see the value in making necessary changes. As the prompt suggests, we can begin by taking the first step to creating change in our lives; by facing our faults. Another step would be to drop any negative thoughts and conversations; and replace them with positive approaches. What would you do? Have a Happy July 4th!
“Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.” Herbert Otto
Change by Kathleen Raine Cont’d
That wings may rise
Borne on the wind.
You are changing
said death to the maiden, your wan face
To memory, to beauty.
Are you ready to change?
Says the thought to the heart, to let her pass
All your life long
For the unknown, the unborn
In the alchemy
Of the world’s dream?
You will change,
says the stars to the sun,
Says the night to the stars
Whether we accept blame for things that go wrong or make a concerted effort to change, we can open the door to a rebirth; a door to growth and change. In the long run, resolving issues and making the best of our relationships is key. Accept the faults and embrace the change… What about you? What are your thoughts? What faults are you willing to own and change? Do you find yourself eager or reluctant to change and why.? Do share! Thank you. 😉
This post was inspired by a prompt from RalphWaldoEmerson.me: Think of all the things that are not working in your life. That job you don’t like, that relationship that’s not working, those friends that annoy you. Now turn them all on you. Imagine that everything that’s not working in your life, is your fault. How would you approach it? What would you work on to change your life to the state that you want it to be?
Positive Motivation Tip: Find the road to change and follow it…
- Whose fault is it anyway? (miriamgomberg.wordpress.com)
- Fault and Change – Day 32 (storiesofstuff.com)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson: The unique impression of Jesus upon mankind. (lifeondoverbeach.wordpress.com)