Give Up on Being the Only Driver of Change in Your Life

This summer feels like one of my best summers even though many aspects of my life are far from optimal.  To give you a sense of where I’m at, I just picked up Retire on Less Than You Think by Fred Brock because I like my simple life, and don’t want to keep chasing after money for the rest of my life, though I want to be responsible.  In so many ways, I am living the quantum leap of contentment and gratitude and joy, even though I’m not reaching the outer goals that most people seem to value more than peace of mind.

Part of the reason for my bliss is because I’ve learned to give up on being the sole driver of change in my life.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.I’d like to offer this idea to you from Paulo Coehlo in The Alchemist:

Everything on earth is being continuously transformed, because the earth is alive . . . and it has a soul. We are part of that soul, so we rarely recognize that it is working for us.

Today, no matter what is happening in your life, ask yourself:

How could the earth and maybe even the universe be collaborating with me for my highest good through this situation?

If you can find a way to see grace working with you even through your challenges, you are well on your way to experiencing a quantum leap in this moment.

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