"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Rumi
It is very easy to get beat down, or beaten back by people who all want something to change, yet, they either a blind to self, don’t want to do the work, or find the discomfort of change a bad option than to stepping back into the familiarity of comfort.
As I sit here, post church. It was a difficult time in that rarely is there ever a perfect balance of the mental, physical, spiritual, and psychological elements of being human. In the past I was designing bigger and better experiences to get people beyond what is their limits with entertainment. Today, I have had to spend the last dozen plus years almost stripping off what the world said was good and acceptable, to get to a place where in changing myself, perhaps there is some ideas that can help a few others change themselves in the world.
I don’t get too excited or hyped about it. Rather, everything is as it should be. What I do get to control is myself and change myself. This seems like it is common sense for everyone on the planet, yet, what I am watching is more medicating and clutching and holding that which is known and familiar, almost with a death grip of sorts.
Perhaps that is the greatest gift from the creator I have gotten in the past 14 years. A knowing that god is pure love. It makes human love with all of our insecurities and fears seems sad. It has one look at relationships and partners and what everyone is wanting in the worldly sense – and you seem to think, “but all that isn’t all that important in the grand scheme of life.”
We all want love. But how many actually let go and love, sans selfish conditions?