Change is Possible: Here’s How

But for real change, you must act, and you must be consistent

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Nevertheless, it is a truly powerful statement.

Many people seek to change their lives without changing what they do.

Awareness as a Vehicle for Change

Like many other addicts, I had the knowledge that drugs were killing me, but I did not have the awareness. As soon as I had the awareness, everything changed.

They Can Build Awareness

Like everything else that is worthwhile, there is no quick fix to awareness. But there are several things that can help you along the way:

  1. Spend time in nature. Stargazing and mountain walks are great. You can even learn from animals. Watch how they just get on with things. They don’t get anxious or depressed about future or past events. They live in the moment. You don’t see a race horse getting jealous when another horse wins a race. Only humans do that. I think Eckhart Tolle puts it best: “I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats”.
  2. Read lots of really good books. Blogs like this are great but books are better. However, the quality of what you read is what matters most. Reading about celebrity gossip is NOT beneficial. To quote Ryan Holiday, “If you read what everyone else is reading, you’ll think like everyone else is thinking”. So feed yourself with good quality books. Anything from Eckhart Tolle is a great start for teaching awareness. But my personal favourite is a book called “Awareness” by Anthony de Mello.
  3. Neutralize negativity from your life. For me, this includes any form of negative news and social media. And I especially give negative people a wide berth.

To Change, You Must Do

Change is possible. But you must act, and you must be consistent.

Conclusion

If you find yourself digging to get out of your hole, maybe it is time to try something different.

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If not, check out the free program I used to make remarkable changes in my life.

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Change is possible. I write to show that. Author | Recovered addict | Speaker | PhD candidate. www.brianpennie.com

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