Today it will be about changes – those in life and not, those that happen without our participation and those that we choose.
Apart from developing my passions and working online, I also work in a normal job. Yesterday I got my new ID with a photo when I started work last year in February. Looking at this photo, I realized how much has changed since then.
We very often see in ourselves and others how much they have changed – and so often we stay in physical appearance only. We can judge this quickly – isn’t it? Sometimes someone gains weight, sometimes they lose weight, sometimes they grow their hair, sometimes they cut it off, sometimes they change their style of clothing or stay where we saw them 10 years ago.
But how often do we take time in our lives to get to know this new person and see how she/he has changed mentally. What we see in ourselves and others is the result of how we think and what we believe. A person we see and often judge, “Oh, honey you gain weight! Take care of yourself” (I’ve heard this hundreds of times in my life). This person may have gone through the loss of a loved one, depression, loneliness, breakup, breakdown, or maybe they are in the process of change, and that’s not their current priority. Many such examples could be mentioned from life each of us had.
When I look at myself in the mirror, I don’t look at my physical reflection, but ask myself how you have mentally changed today. Have you started to put limits on toxic relationships, boundaries so that others won’t get on your head, or do you accept the extra folds on the belly (hihi) more than yesterday … When I look at the photo in my ID and new photos, I think how much has changed in my head. How much I have gone through the path of transformation.
I encourage you today to look in the mirror or the people around you (also those with whom you may not get along) and ask how much has changed what is in your head to be today where you are. And if you really want to stay where you are at all costs, maybe you have one more step to take and accept yourself and others as they are. If you are not giving 100% of yourself to develop and change for the better, why do you expect it from them?
Have a nice day