So the year 2017, the year which has been a roller coaster ride (as described by majority of my friends on social media), has finally come to an end and a new year, 2018 has arrived with fresh hopes and vigour !
Don’t you think that each year, a lot of us feel the same and yet we fail to put in conscious efforts consistently to actually bring a real positive change in our lives? Most of the times, we believe the world happens to us and not that we create the world around us.
Let us pledge, and not just make a resolution, 2018 cannot just be a Change of Year, it needs to be a Change of Consciousness !
Change of Consciousness will involve a shift in our ideologies, thoughts, feelings and actions. We will still see the world with the same eyes but we will see the world differently and react differently.
Let us SHIFT from –
1) Apathy to Exuberance
We are so engrossed in our problems and life in general that we lack interest in taking new initiatives for ourselves and also become indifferent to needs and emotions of others. We need to bring a shift by living each day of life with enthusiasm and meeting each other with cheerfulness & empathy.
2) Fear to Faith
Fear of unknown needs to be replaced by the power of faith in facing all situations fearlessly.
3) Despair to Hope
When you are surrounded by darkness, it is natural to feel dejected but it is worth looking for a ray of hope and walk towards it.
4) Doubt to Trust
It is easy to doubt others but the key to having a peaceful mind is to trust. We need to first trust ourselves, do what we say, have confidence in ourselves and deliver our promises. Trusting ourselves empowers our soul and gives courage to trust others.
5) Dislike to Love
We dislike people for some of their actions/personality and often end up feeling negative emotions towards them. We need to stop giving power to the negativity by reacting to it and instead send love without even having the need to interact with them. At the same time, we need to stop disliking ourselves for our faults or limitations and rather shift our focus to our strengths & good deeds and love ourselves.
6) Blame to Responsibility
When we blame and criticize others, we are avoiding some truth about ourselves. We need to take the responsibility and fix the problem in first place.
7) Irritation to Patience
In a world full of distractions, we get irritated in the blink of an eye. Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will hear less. We will feel less. Hence, patience is a pre-requisite to live more !
8) Anger to Calmness
The constant struggle with self and others leads to losing our temper easily. We need to practice calmness and try to stay away from reacting harshly to a person or a situation. Speaking less and listening more also helps one avoid a heated argument.
9) Expectations to Acceptance
When you learn to accept instead of expect, you will have fewer disappointments.
10) Ego to Humility
Our ego is our soul’s worst enemy. When we let go of the ego, we find ourselves in others and others in ourselves.
11) Gloominess to Bliss
Life is indeed tough but so are you ! When we count our blessings, live in the present and give & receive unconditional love, we experience bliss !
Even if we practice 4 out of these 11 points, we will see our lives change for the better. I know it is easier said than done, but I am sure all of us have the potential to be the change we wish to see this year !
2018 has to be THE SHIFT !
Wishing you all a year full of positive shift and emotional & physical well being 🙂
Disclaimer: I am as imperfect as you are. I am not here to preach anything. This post is inspired from things I have been reading on internet and listening to Brahmakumaris Sister Shivani.
These points will first serve as a reminder to me for bringing the shift. Purpose of the blog is to share the learning and be useful in a small way.
If you wish to discuss any of the points in detail, please feel free to connect with me on social networks or simply comment on this post. Let us learn from each other and evolve 🙂
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