Changing a schedule is not that difficult, we just need to drive a different way at a different time, no big deal. We adjust in a matter of a few days, usually.
When the Doctor says you need to change your diet or take medication, we usually are willing to do that, even if it’s a bit of hassle. Again, we adjust.
Now, relationships, this is where things get tricky. How much emotional pain can you live with and for how long? This is the question that needs to be asked. And only you can answer it, because only you know the reality of the situation. Are there children involved in this potentially life changing experience? How long has the situation been like it is? Will the other person look at their part in the relationship? The courage it takes to speak up can literally take some people years. Adjusting to this change is not so easy. Often people choose not to be willing to speak up, therefore remain in unhappy relationships for years and years. And other times people are willing to stay until the right time presents itself and they trust the process and the timing of life.
Now willingness to change YOU, this is the biggest challenge of all. Again, you and only you know you. To be open to changing yourself can be life altering for sure. How willing are you to change? Most of us are not very willing to change much until we are in a lot of pain either emotionally, physically or both. Being willing to change who we are takes more courage than I can even write about. I commend those that choose to be open to the world and the messages that get presented along their path, and welcome the opportunity to be willing to change themselves for the better.
I have had several opportunities both in my personal life and at work recently that were not comfortable, but I was willing to be open to change. I have an amazing network of friends that were there to listen and be part of my willingness to change and for them I am grateful.
When we know others we become wise, when we know ourselves, we become enlightened.