Change is the whisper that whistles through our being. It resonates deep within our soul’s marrow. We transform on a subcellular level where thoughts and emotions become tangible. While we might sense those internal changes, another may be unaware.
We show up authentic and true, but find our self slotted into the same peg. Try as we might, we cannot break free of the same script. We believe that people will truly see us, but they do not. We want more authentic connections, but cannot seem to bridge the illusion of what was to what truly is.
We get stuck in angst when everyone sees and expects the old us instead of the the transformation into our authentic self. We wonder if anyone will ever see us for who we are. We don’t stop trying to climb out of the peg hole even though the sides are illusion slick. (Some may say this is an example of insanity. )
Discouraged we may just want to stop — to accept that the old, illusory script is the only one we will ever be given. To accept this untruth is to stop evolving. Transformation halted, the same old triggers wring reaction after reaction after reaction out of us. Exhausted, the de-evolution leaches hope from us. Our light dims; our truth is only a distance memory.
But, then, something amazing happens. We have seemingly one inconsequential interaction. In a momentary burst of compassion, we connect with another — spark to spark. As the flash of connection burns away the crust of uncertainty around our soul, our true self is revealed once more. This heart to heart connection reminds us that our transformation has not been in vain. Those tiny mustard seeds of commitment to true self grow up toward the new day embracing a new way.
The fear, the uncertainty, dims in those moments we were seen by another. That seemingly simple connection gives life to our hope. It powers our courage. It encourages us to live with curious daring. We gain the strength to reach out again and again and again not to change the world but with the intent to be our true self.
Change. We do not transform because we have anything to prove or to meet the standards of another. We change because we can no longer deny who we truly are. We change, and, in doing so, no longer meet others through our ego. We connect with others through compassion.
Vanessa F. Hurst, ms, is a Neural Synchrony™ facilitator, Professional Speaker, and Author who weaves her inner wisdom into all she touches. Her books are A Constellation of Connections: Contemplative Relationships and Engaging Compassion Through Intent & Action. Vanessa assists clients in navigating their life paths with intuition. Contact Vanessa @ firstname.lastname@example.org for keynotes, programs, and consultations.
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