I’m beginning to realize that we do not change paths. We simply change our focus. When we seek change but don’t know how to go about achieving it we must first realize that everything we are experiencing is simply how we know how to survive. Even if it’s utter crap. Many of us know how to survive in really crappy situations. So congratulations on knowing the “hard way.”
Equally, though, we must realize that if we want a change, we don’t actually change the path, we change our knowledge. We practice learning how to survive in a new way. Too often we get hung up in repeating patterns we know work to survive, and we don’t see that we just need to practice something new if we are to learn a new way of surviving. Because our aspirations, while perceived as easier in some ways, do have their own challenges. And it’s going to take practice to learn how to survive within them. So rather than thinking of the time before reaching our goals as the struggle we must endure to earn our rewards, try thinking of it as practice for managing the responsibilities once we get there.
If we embrace that humans are all about survival, we must simply ask ourselves which kind of survival we want to experience. And then practice the lessons presented along the path, rather than looking at them as obstacles.