Thursday, July 16, 2009

making a change

A while back, a friend and I went to a local eatery that I frequented quite often. She pulled into the parking lot, and parked immediately. I felt like I would burst from a sudden sense of anxiety. Why, you might ask-- because she did not circle the building first. I always circled the building and parked on the other side. At that moment, I realized that my reaction, while sort of crazy, was also interesting to me. I had become so used to doing things a certain way that doing them differently actually provoked an intense reaction. I saw the rut clearly that I had created for myself, and I saw that I needed to make a change. Sometimes it takes such a thing to make us realize that we need to wake up before auto pilot takes over and we become rigid. However, making a major change, all at once, can be overwhelming. If you realize that you need a change, try making one small step in a new direction-- make one tiny change and see how that feels. Make another tiny change soon after. Pretty soon, you may find you have a whole new life- perhaps built on the same foundation, but a new you to enjoy for some time to come.