In the past, I was so anxious for my life to be different. I could sense that I just needed to overcome some unseen but huge hurdle blocking my progress. I felt it would be like flipping a switch. Once I was on the other side of the giant blockage in my path, I'd be free.
Fast forward many years, and I'm mostly free. But it happened in stages, not in one giant leap. Some people experience a single event that changes their life dramatically, but for most of us, there may be something that sparks the change, but the actual process of change takes time.
And that's okay. If we can be patient and view change as a life-long adventure, then it'll be easier to navigate the ups and downs and distractions. Think of change as the background and support for all that happens. We can learn to flow with it by increasing our awareness and being open to new ways. We can learn to trust that Source is there to guide us, if we'll allow it to.
Because we fear so much, we cling to what we know. But if we'll just try to trust in what we cannot see, there will be signs for us to follow. If we'll just try to tone down our expectations and our rules for the way things must be, there will be invitations to explore something we hadn't considered before.
The external world is loud and forceful and relentless. Our inner world, underneath all the protective measures we've created, is quiet and subtle and calm. When we're ready, we just have to take the next step.