When you want to make a big change, you have to start somewhere. Many of us look at our society and the world and see that great changes are needed. Some of us find ourselves personally in situations that may seem insurmountable. The good news is that change is the nature of life. If we can learn that change is inevitable, we can then become agents of change. Even the slightest shift in trajectory can lead to dramatically different outcomes if we make those small changes in the right place. When we observe and interact in small ways we can see big shifts emerge over time.
Use Slow and Small Solutions
Try everything. Don’t be discouraged, do what you can, do what is yours to do, and leave the rest to the Infinite. “Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything…” ~Anonymous
We’re storytelling animals, and we create stories to help us make sense of life and give us a framework for our decisions, whether personal, professional, or spiritual. But those stories can sometimes turn on us—especially the negative ones—and become self-limiting when they come up against life’s primary goal: Grow. And when they become lies of identity—I am what I do, I am what I have, I am what other people think of me. Stories become opinions become beliefs become behaviors. We don’t just tell stories—they tell us. And until the core perceptions at the heart of our stories are confronted, and perhaps deconstructed or updated, the behavior that grows out of them won’t change. This presentation is designed to help you identify and reconsider the stories you tell yourself. We’ll work to separate fact from fiction, emphasize the positive in our stories, and understand that they don’t keep replaying themselves to torment us, but to offer us opportunities to heal and grow. The soul’s agenda is not punishment, but healing.
Every journey begins with a single step. Whenever we try to do too much too soon, it’s easy to become overwhelmed – and though big changes can bring big benefits, they bring bigger risks too. Making small, incremental changes is the best way to move towards sustainable change. For example – don’t start a farm, try a small windowsill garden. Don’t overhaul your entire shopping philosophy – change things one ethical purchase at a time.