The Process

 

The "Process"

Instant messaging, fast apps, viral video’s, life on demand.

Is it any wonder you may feel like you’re a total failure if you don’t have a drive through break through to achieving your dreams?

Change, growth, creating a better life, it’s all part of a process.

Consider this:  Do you go outside and plant a seed in the ground expecting it to mature into a full grown tree in twenty minutes? Are you frustrated, filled with negative thoughts or depressed when it doesn’t happen in a moment? No, of course not. Then why would you expect your living human spirit to respond to laws which are made for the technological and mechanical.?

I recently interviewed Rakesh Sarin a researcher and professor from UCLA who discovered after extensive research one of the key factors to experiencing authentic happiness is the individual’s ‘expectations.’

An expectation can be a moving target and enemy shadow tirelessly chasing your peace, contentment and inner joy.

Can you recall a time in your life when you were injured. If you broke your arm or sprained your ankle you automatically had the expectation that it would take time to heal. You were undoubtedly excited and grateful when you saw yourself making progress toward regaining your original condition. You had a new expectation in light of your injury, and therefore a different base line for what made you happy.

Life is a process. Your spiritual growth is a process. Relationships are a process. Learning is a process. Becoming skilled at a task is a process. Healing is a process. If you’re alive, you’re in some stage of a process.

 

"Am I ready yet?"

 

Be gentle with yourself. Whatever goal, dream or vision you have for improving your life takes time. Enjoy the process of becoming. Live in the present moment. Taste it, listen to it, feel it, touch it, breath it in.

It's All A Process

Perhaps if you alter the unrealistic expectation that something more needs to happen for life the way it is to be a success, you will suddenly find yourself exchanging stressful restlessness for loving patience.

Next time you feel frustrated that something isn’t happening fast enough for you, remember that your agenda is merely a pre-mediated expectation which hasn’t been given a truthful reality check yet.

 

Deb Scott, BA, CPC

Deb is Author of the National Four time Award Winner Book in: Self-Help | Motivation | Best New Non-Fiction | Self-Improvement; The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue - , a Certified Professional Coach at Discover the Amazing YOU! Coaching, and host of the Top Rated Best People We Know Show! on Blog Talk Radio. Self HelpRadio

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Turning An Upside Down World, Right-Side Up

Green Sky and Blue Grass is a blog about turning an upside down world, right-side up.

To start the blog, here is a poem by William Blake-

Ah Sunflower

Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

William Blake

12 Step Programs – Don’t Go It Alone

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Does your world feel upside down? Like the sky is green when it should be blue?

How can you change that upside down green sky to a true right side up blue? Is there a program that can help me do this?

What if I told you there is a program that can help you change and transform all your problems, fears, and anxiety’s into peace and prosperity? Yes – it’s true!

list of 12 step programs

list of 12 step programs

You may think of 12 step recovery programs as the stereotypical AA which is not for you. That is for those other people. What you may not know, is that there are now 12 step programs for just about everything under the sun.

Emotions anonymous for people with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and fear, Al- Anon for friends or families of any dysfunction including alcohol, SAA and SLAA for people who have issues with sex or Internet porn, co-dependents anonymous for those struggling with relationship issues, even Al-Ateen for teenagers struggling in today’s difficult social environment.

Life can be hard to deal with in our world today, you don’t have to go it alone.

12 step programs are not affiliated with any religious or political sect, and they are completely anonymous. This makes them a safe place to listen and learn from the experience and hope of others similar to yourself who have successfully overcome obstacles. I promise you [Read more…]