Monday, April 18, 2011
Thought for the day 18th of April 2011
“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene” by Arthur Christopher Benson.
People believe that by changing geographical position they can change their lives. They are right to a certain extent. Their exterior circumstances will change. However, their inner lives will not. Do not make this mistake. You can rearrange all exterior details about your life, yet you will not change yourself. Changing one geographical place for another could help you to strengthen your inner choices, but the fact itself won’t change anything on the inside.
If a person is an alcoholic and decides to change his life style, one of the steps maybe changing geographical position in order to get rid of the old company. It will strengthen his choice. But if the person does only the changing of place without strong decision never to come back to the bottle again, he is merely running from himself. Can you run from yourself? Yes, you can but you will never run AWAY. You will always catch yourself wherever you may try to run. So, why run?
If you do not like the way you are, do not rush to change geographical location, change your thoughts and you will change. That’s how true changes begin. Try to study the law of cause and effect in order to see where are the causes that force you to behave one way or another and experience results that you do not like. If something repetitively happens in your life and you do not like it, try to trace where the roots of the thing are. It cannot happen by chance. There must be a reason for that. Deal with the reason and you will automatically solve the effect problem. Then you can decide whether you need to change geographical location or not.
Read my previous post:
Change your approach to mundane daily things