Thursday, March 27, 2008


I had already decided last night that I really NEEDED (not just wanted) to start a new blog anyway, that my mind, my art, my internal place have all been leading me in that direction. BE ON THE LOOKOUT, as the new blog creation is already under way.

Then, this morning, I received this "Daily OM" email.

March 27, 2008
Life As We Know It
The Status Quo

When our lives are going well, and sometimes even when they aren’t, we may find ourselves feeling very attached to the status quo of our existence--life as we know it. It is a very human tendency to resist change as though it were possible to simply decide not to do it, or have it in our lives. But change will come and the status quo will go, sooner or later, with our consent or without it. We may find at the end of the day that we feel considerably more empowered when we find the courage to ally ourselves with the universal force of change, rather than working against it.

Of course, the answer is not to go about changing things at random, without regard to whether they are working or not. There is a time and place for stability and the preservation of what has been gained over time. In fact, the ability to stabilize and preserve what is serving us is part of what helps us to survive and thrive. The problem comes when we become more attached to preserving the status quo than to honoring the universal givens of growth and change. For example, if we allow a situation we are in to remain stagnant simply because we are comfortable, it may be time for us to summon up the courage to challenge the status quo.

This may be painful at times, or surprisingly liberating, and it will most likely be a little of both. Underneath the discomfort, we will probably find excitement and energy as we take the risk of unblocking the natural flow of energy in our lives. It is like dismantling a dam inside ourselves, because most of the work involves clearing our own inner obstacles so that the river of our life can flow unobstructed. Once we remove the obstacles, we can simply go with the flow, trusting the changes that follow.


Beth said...

you gotta love the "daily om"....

I just love getting mine every morning !....and it amazes me how often they are soooo right for what's going on in my life !!

and the blogger picture quota...WHAT ???

My old blog I had for a long time...lots of pictures and never did it say I couldn't add anymore pics.....

but I know in one single post, it once told me that was it...but just for that post....