Willingness: The Key To Change

Willingness is the start. That little bit of light in the darkness. That light that, when we are willing, can get brighter, and bigger, and set the ball in motion to change. Sometimes the idea of making changes in our lives can be daunting, it seems like a lot of work, and, a lot of, well, change. But as long as we are willing, willing to do the work, willing to do things differently, willing to get out of our comfort zone and set our lives in motion in a different direction, a positive direction, a direction of healing and love and living authentically, that work yields great rewards. Willingness is the key to a brand new world, and a brand new you.

Sometimes willingness can be difficult. We dig in our heals and don’t want to budge. We may want change, but to letting our guard down and being open to new things can sometimes be a hard bit to swallow. But willingness is just that, being open, we’re not making a commitment to absolutely do something, we’re just open to the idea, we’re ready to look at things in a different way, or we are prepared to, but even just the thought, and getting our mind to place that allows us to look at things from a different perspective is big, huge, it’s a start, and a start is all we need to begin. When you think about willingness in those terms, just being open to the idea, it doesn’t seem so daunting, so big, such a huge mountain to climb, and when we open ourselves up to willingness it gives us the freedom to explore, it makes our life and world bigger, broader, and open to new people, ideas, and tools. It really is quite magical, willingness, it’s like a wizard’s chest full of surprises, a magical chest we hold the key to opening.

It took a lot for me to find the willingness to step on this path, it almost took taking my own life to find the courage and strength to find the willingness to seek out a different way of life, but once I did, as scared and unsure as I was, my world got bigger, and I saw and heard things that made sense to me, I met people who I identified with, and I found help in unexpected places, all because I was willing to. When we shut ourselves off from trying new things we imprison ourselves, we tell the universe we got it, we don’t need help, and so help doesn’t come, and even if it does, we don’t see it, or accept it, because we aren’t willing to. But when we are willing, and we take that willingness into each day the help, the care, the new ideas come to us, we’re like a magnet for those things, they are drawn to us, and the people, places, and things that can and will help us will come our way, and it’s the willingness that allows us to see them, to be open to them, and to let them help us.

Willingness isn’t setting out a plan and making a commitment to that plan, willingness is simply being open to idea of taking in new information, to making some changes, and to admitting that there may be a better way out there that we don’t yet know about. It’s the first step in making positive changes in your life, and it’s a giant step in opening your heart and mind to living in the light. I am always inspired by those who are willing, even if they fall, I am such a champion of those who are willing to continue to fight for themselves, I am because I was, I see myself in them, and no matter what comes my way, the most important thing for me to always be is to be willing, I know that if I am, I’m always open to what the universe has in store for me, the gifts that may come from saying yes, and a life beyond my imagination. Be willing SLAYER.

SLAY OF THE DAY: Are you willing and open to new having the life you dream of? If not, what’s stopping you? If you are not willing, do you see how willingness can open the door to what you want and are seeking? What frightens you about being willing? We know that fears aren’t facts, so what are the facts? What do you know to be true? Does it still seem scary SLAYER? Do you see how willingness can be the key to open the doors you want to open in your life? Why not try? Be willing, and see how our life changes.

S – self L – love A – appreciate Y – you

2 thoughts on “Willingness: The Key To Change

  1. The willingness to change was null until it was forced upon me. Life events of losing 2 grandparents, caring for my mother after a brain injury, losing my job, trying to complete graduate school, and spouse presenting me with divorce, losing a whole family with just a few papers. I dug in my heels and didn’t not want the change. I didn’t want the losses. I had a plan – this was not it. I grieved the grandparents. I grieved the mother that Moma was. I grieved the life with my spouse. I grieved the lose of my extended family. I was angry – very angry and fighting the change every step of the way.
    That was not my plan & I didn’t want to lose my vision. My plan was not the higher plan for me. Result Utter & total misery – for myself & those around me that loved me.
    Then I just totally lost the will. Result hopeless and angry. It wasn’t overnight but over time – I started my mantra “Be”.
    I would remind myself of blessings – graduation, my Moma survived & with me, a roof over my head, a job & a new life I could create new plans.
    To say the least it’s been bumpy, some false people in my life. But accepting & willing to change has allowed me to do new things. Allowed beautiful & amazing people in my life (like Carrie).
    I still have the struggles, but I try to remember to be and to be willing to be open, be happy & be me. Slay on Slayer.

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    1. Sometimes it takes us loosing a lot to see what we’ve gained. The love and power in yourself to “Be,” to grow, the learn, the change, to bend, to ride the wave of whatever life throws at you.

      Like you, it took a lot of loss for me to surrender and find the willingness to try things differently, to be open to what was meant for me, and not cling on to what I thought it should be.

      In the end we only know what we see and hear, we know very little in the big scheme of things, the big picture, the universe throws things in our path to get us to where we’re supposed to be, and sometimes it may seem cruel, but if it takes us getting to an emotional and spiritual bottom to build us back up to be the incredible, resilient, strong, loving, warriors we are and are meant to be, then it’s all worth it.

      We can handle more than we think, the question is, why are we being tested, challenged, and removed from those things that make us feel safe? Probably because there is somewhere else we are supposed to be, somewhere where we can be our authentic selves, and where we can share our journey with others.

      Thank you for this beautiful post Lisa, I am so glad through sharing and caring, our paths of crossed, and how we walk together down this path of SLAYDOM.

      SLAY on!

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