Fall- The Season to Let Go of What No Longer Serves YouOct 02, 2022
Fall is a season typically associated with the many visible changes that occur around us. Temperatures and humidity drop, the days begin to shorten and we recognize that a shift is taking place. As we watch the trees release their leaves, we, too, can prepare for change by letting go of those things that no longer serve us. Releasing things that have been a burden can lighten us up and prepare us for new things we desire.
As human beings, we grow and change. We accept that our bodies change because we can see it occurring over time. We go from infancy to old age and experience all the many ways our bodies also grow and change. We can impact some of these changes by making the decision and effort to take care of our physical bodies, but that is only part of the equation.
When it comes to our personality or the “who” we think we are (versus the “what” we relate to as our physical selves), we often feel we can't change. It's not uncommon to hear people say, "this is just who I am," and they don't think they have any control over their mental evolution or things they want to change about themselves, especially those they consider negative traits. Examples of some of these traits are:
• I am an angry person
• I am a worrier
• I don’t get along with people
• I don’t follow through with things
These beliefs are habits of thought we've had about ourselves, and we tend to believe this is just who we are over time. However, the reality is that at any time, like the trees in the fall losing their leaves, we can decide which aspects of ourselves are no longer serving us and decide to let them go.
Let's use the example of believing that you are an angry person and not wanting to be this way. In this situation, you would choose the quality or trait that you would aspire to, say a more happy, compassionate and understanding person.
With this intention in place, you move forward, and when a situation arises that would typically cause you to be angry, you instead can intentionally decide to respond with compassion. Using this mindset, you can access thoughts that will align more closely with understanding. If you make this decision repeatedly, one day you will emotionally awaken to find yourself a more happy, compassionate and understanding person.
So today, take some time to decide who you want to be. The traits you choose will usually closely align with your best and highest self. We don't come into this existence to disconnect from our true selves; however, just be aware that situations and circumstances can cause us to do so over time. But it doesn’t have to be permanent…you CAN change!
So today, take some time to decide who you want to be and begin practicing changing those traits that will allow you to respond in the way you wish. Before you know it, you will find yourself letting go of who you were and evolving into a new way of being.
From the Green Zone,
Your Neuroshifts Family