Change not working? Ask mom.

change-aheadSo many people seem to think that all you have to do is change your thoughts and align your actions with them and everything will magically change in your life.

Maybe I’m just a naysayer. But I’ve found that sometimes you can do everything right, and things still turn out “wrong.”

Captain Penny used to say,

“You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time. But you can’t fool mom.”

So perhaps we should go talk to mom.

What Would Mom Say?

I think she’d sit us on her knee and hug us and wipe our tears, and then tell us that life doesn’t always work out the way we want. Boy, some pep talk.

Maybe our thoughts aren’t so pure, or our actions consistent with them. Maybe our intentions are confused. Maybe, just maybe, there are fears or desires or other inner conditions playing out beneath the surface. Maybe we’re working off karmic burdens.

Or maybe it just might be in our life plan to experience what we’re going through.

The trick for all of us is to do what we can, the best we can. Like we usually try to do, at least when things don’t overwhelm us to a point we don’t know which way is up.

That usually means to not get down on ourselves, or lose our vision of where we want to go. And to find whatever value there is in our struggles and suffering, so at least we can make the best of a bad situation.

From the standpoint of the soul, it’s not so bad anyway. It’s just another set of experiences to grow by. After this life we’ll probably look back on it and laugh.

As it is, God’s probably laughing at your discomfort right now. So why aren’t you?

John Dennison

John shares insights and perspectives from the spiritual path on awakening, service, and the interaction of our inner and outer worlds.

His book, "Whispers in the Silence - Living by the Light of Your Soul," is a guide to listen to your inner voice and break free of the inner conditions that keep you locked in struggle and conflict.

John offers a free report, "5 Minutes That Can Change Your World," at http://bit.ly/1QwNenb, and provides training and guidance to awakening souls.
John Dennison