Change doesn’t happen because we wish it or because the universe magically aligns to make it so. It occurs when we make the conscious choice to imagine a better future and then choose the steps that bring us to that very future. In order for that transformation to take hold—whether it’s a deeper spiritual practice, a lighter body, more ease when under stress, or a clear devotion to having a lot more fun in life—we have to shatter a habit. We must take the clay that has formed around our day, locking us into the same way, with the same people, holding the same thoughts and feelings, and with a clear strike, knock at least one tiny crack into that clay. In this way, the old way begins to fall apart. In this way, we move toward a life that breathes.
Dr. Maria Sirois, PsyD, is the Vice President of Curriculum at Wholebeing Institute and an inspirational speaker, seminar leader, and author who has worked at the intersections of wellness, psychology, and spirituality for nearly 20 years. As a wellness guide, Maria has been invited to keynote throughout the country at conferences for wellness centers, hospitals, hospices, philanthropy, business, academic and corporate institutions, as well as for the general public. She has been called both a “true teacher” and “an orator of great power and beauty.” Her book, “Every Day Counts: Lessons in Love, Faith, and Resilience from Children Facing Illness, was published in 2006.”
Love this! It’s straightforward and makes sense. We have to desire change and take the necessary steps to make it happen. We need to take a first step by thinking and doing something differently.
Every time we take that first step too we set into motion a range of new possibilities for who we might become…that continues to be fascinating to me…that at any time I could shift into yet another me that is even healthier, happier and more energized to bring more of what I can and what I love to the world. Thanks for your comments Lisa and Angela!
Love the image of our day as clay. Need to make a few cracks! Thanks for the inspiration Maria!
Small cracks lead to light flowing in!!!
I love the image of shattering the clay that surrounds us to create a new life. As a mosaic artist I shatter china to create something new and give birth to something more beautiful. It’s a good reminder to apply the same principle to our own lives.
Thank you Shona!