If one has an urging to change things, to know if the change is from the Universe or from one’s own lack, it is imperative to understand if the change is truly going to change things.
Although ones given life needs to be accepted as it is if there is to be peace, it doesn’t mean things can’t be changed for the betterment of one’s life. But if the pursuit of this betterment is because one is lacking and it is being done to fill this lack, it would be wise to just sit and be still. The grass is never greener on the other side, and one should never think life would be better if it was different. It’s one’s own mind that makes up this story.
Watch the attachment to wanting things different because this is what causes one to feel there is something lacking in their life. And one of the most important aspects of attachment is in the awareness if one is going to change things is it truly going to change things. Most times it’s one’s mind that thinks the change is really going to make one feel better, but after the change occurs it is realized not much has changed.
Outward things may seem to change things 180 degrees, but most change is sought from the inside to feel different. The reaching is outside, but the urging for the change comes from within. There is an endless list of the things that are reached for, and they may seem to work for a time, but all things outward are temporary. The only way an outward sought after thing will change one inward, is when it is realized the outward thing reached for never works. It will be at this point that one can begin the process of looking inward, where all change transpires. And the key to understanding this is in being aware it is one’s own mind that makes up the story there is lack to begin with and something needs to be changed to fill it. You are complete just as you are, and if you are reaching outside yourself to change something, it’s only because you don’t know it.