My Challenge Today:

Hope for tomorrow … !

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


 

Learn from yesterday,

live for today, hope for tomorrow.

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

~ Albert Einstein

 


 

Hope for tomorrow ~ that sounds like fun!

 

What can I learn from yesterday that I can apply to today and hope for tomorrow? Well, that’s a timely question in my world right now. I have been in the middle of a challenging time with my family and I am humbled and reminded that I have much to learn, about myself and how I interact with others. I am not a perfect person, I get impatient, I lose my temper, I have a tone in my voice at times that is disturbing to others and I can be offensive. I promise to the universe that I am not ugly to anyone on purpose and sad to say, I am often unaware of the offense. The unaware part of me is not an excuse ~ it is an invitation to look again at myself and my behavior, how can I improve my interactions with others and create a more loving relationship?

 

I am an advocate of personal growth, personal change and embracing habit changes that will make my life better, richer and more rewarding.  A lot of people fear change, I actually fear change that I have not initiated, that is something I have come to realize recently in a new way. I embrace change that I initiate and I absolutely fear and resist changes that have been imposed on me that don’t fit into my picture or plans. I have had that experience a few times now and I see the terror in my soul when I am pushed into a change that I have not consciously chosen for myself, I have not handled it well, there is room for improvement.

 

So my hope for tomorrow is to see my fear more clearly and recognize the fact that I cannot control everything in my life. I am on a journey that will have many twists, turns and detours over the long haul and I need to improve my ability to flow!