Almost everyone wants a more abundant life, but those same people are often resistant to change. I am often one of those people. Life is change. Ever since I took my first breath, I have been changing — and so has every other person.
The Science of Mind embraces the Creative Process. It is a relatively simple idea. We live in the Divine Mind which is forever creating out of the tendency of our thought. We learn to think clearly, thereby directing that thought. When we receive the physical manifestation of our heart’s desire, we say we are demonstrating the Science. It is cause for celebration! Yet if we are called to change our lives, we resist.
The motto for our philosophy has often been, “Change your thinking, change your life.”
If my life changes, then I must change too.
Tell me. How can the Universe bring us our heart’s desires if we are also saying that we do not want to change in the process?
I think we need to learn to give up our good in order to receive our better.
I love step aerobic classes. I love the music, the group activity, the complex step that we would learn each week. I experienced pure joy while participating in step classes. It worked perfectly for me because the step classes were scheduled in the morning Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I liked the schedule. My gym was an easy drive most mornings. I would finish these classes by 9:15 am which left the rest of the day for everything else. When a new gym was built, the management assured us that there would be some step classes. We were surprised to find that the new classes were scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That meant I was going to have to change my routine.
I have been a student of Science of Mind for nearly four decades. I was on board with changing my routine. I would have liked to have been offered two more classes but it was not to be. The new schedule would allow me to explore other early morning activities.
The thing is that although I was willing to change, I have found it increasingly difficult to adjust to the new schedule. I miss the old schedule. I have not found new activities. I have become less active.
Am I a victim of the management of the fitness club?
Although I must admit that I feel like it. I am simply resisting the changes. I firmly believe that there are no victims, only volunteers.
A healthy-minded way to look at my life is to notice the infinite possibilities that exist. I could continue to resist and become even less active in the process, or I could remember that I have the power to choose, to look at the palette of activities and make some choices. Who knows? Maybe I will find an activity that is even more enlivening than step aerobics.