Choosing what changes we make for our lives is a key goal of Pathwalking.
The entire cosmos is in a constant state of change. I think probably one of the only constants in the universe is that everything changes, constantly.
Human nature seeks stability. We like to know who we are, where we are, and what we are. As such, there is resistance to change, which can even get pretty violent at times. Yet no matter how much we want things to just BE a certain way…they will change.
Why is this true? Because if everything stayed the same, we’d never grow. Mankind wouldn’t even exist if the ecosystem of Earth hadn’t changed along the way. There are numerous points of human history that it is best we left behind as we grew and learned along the way.
Recognizing this truth for what it is would probably make the entire world a far better place. I know I keep bringing this up, but the current positions of a huge number of American political leaders are entirely founded on undoing already-completed change. They refuse to accept that you can’t go back, in especial to a time and place that only existed in certain-people’s minds.
Other examples include the whole Brexit debacle in Britain, Islamic State extremists across the globe, and climate-change and science deniers. They see certain changes as scary, economically unsound, or in opposition to their desires, and resist with obstructionism. Change is stull occurring, and we all get to choose to obstruct or work with it.
In Pathwalking, we look to make choices for the life we want to lead, and as such choose changes to be made. It’s important to acknowledge that we can change who we are, what we are, and everything else about our individual lives.
Choosing changes for ourselves is empowering.
I need to do a better job of recognizing that there are many things happening in the world today I can do little or nothing about. When I get upset about awful things I see happening, my focus goes to negativity, and I disempower myself. Pathwalking is conscious reality creation, and choosing for myself the life I most want to manifest.
If you are a decent human being, it’s pretty hard to ignore what’s happening to the world at large. I would not suggest we should ignore it, but we should alter our focus. Write letters, make phone calls, march in protests, but then work on your own life. Do the things that will empower you. Find happiness, joy, and manifest positivity for yourself.
This is NOT a selfish act. In this fear-based society filled with anxiety, surreal greed and other negatives, it can be challenging to see the difference between selfish and self-care. When we neglect to care for ourselves, we have far less to give than we realize. This contributes to stress, dis-ease, illness, and general unhappiness.
I have things in my life I am striving to change. Rather than just let them happen, I want to choose for myself. When I work on changes for myself, I am empowered. When I am empowered, I can do more to empower other people in the world around me, directly or indirectly.
Nobody can change anybody else, unless they allow themselves to be changed. You can’t help people who do not want to be helped. But we can do for ourselves, strive to be the best people we can be. Each of us can choose paths to empowerment, and do more good from those places.
Pathwalking directs changes to manifest better.
Consciousness creates reality. Rather than just let the world turn around me, I want to have a direct impact on this. My life is mine, and mine alone. Yes, I choose to share it in many ways with many different people. When faced with change, I want to choose for myself where that can and will take me.
I long ago saw three distinct ways to live life. The first, and most pervasive, is to let life live you. You go with the flow, things happen around you in their own time, and you do little to choose changes along the way. The second is to curl up in a ball and wait for death. This is sometimes literal, but more often than not involves waiting for others to do for you. It’s about avoiding living in the here-and-now in any number of different ways. It involves placing lots of blame and letting life totally pass you by.
The third way is where Pathwalking was born. Grab life like the bull by the horns, and take it for a ride. You strive to choose what you want for life, decide where to go and what to do. Changes are made to empower conscious reality creation. Effort is made to get the most out of life, see if for all its wonders and possibilities. Live life, rather than let life live you.
There are times this is not easy. But then, truly, nothing worth having is ever all that easy. I want to manifest the most joyful, interesting life that I can. I know that change happens, and even when I am content and want things to just be as they are, changes will occur. By choosing my paths, I decide the forms this can take.
Make the changes you want for you.
As you are reading this, I am working from Boxhenge. We are about to move, and this is going to be a pretty big change in my life. I am moving two hours south, to somewhere rather new to me in many ways. After over twenty years somewhere within an hour of NYC, now I will be less than an hour from Philadelphia. Also, for the first time, I will have a full home-office space, and a fairly unfamiliar locale to explore and get to know.
This is both exciting and scary. It’s a major change, but a welcome one. We chose it for ourselves. I can hardly wait to see what new paths will open before me, and what else I can manifest from here.
These are changes I want to make. I believe they will help me to create the life I most want for myself. I decided to choose them for myself, and am looking forward to where they will take me.
What changes do you want to make in your life and for your paths?
This is the three-hundred-ninth entry in my series. These weekly posts are ideas for, and my personal experiences with, walking along the path of life. I share this journey as part of my desire to make a difference in this world along the way.
Thank you for joining me. Feel free to re-blog and share.
The first year of Pathwalking, including some expanded ideas, is available here.
If you enjoy Pathwalking, you may also want to read my Five Easy Steps to Change the World for the Better.
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