Do you want more because you are not enough now; or because ‘more’ would be even more pleasurable than what you have now?”
Wanting change because we yearn to fulfil our potential can come from one of two motivations: fear or love.
Most of the (muggle-based) messages we receive all day long in the media, etc, tell us that we are not yet ‘enough, not rich enough, not tall enough, not thin enough, not lovable enough….. etc. If we seek change in order to match some arbitrary criterion, so we can feel better about ourselves, then we are seeking change from a place of fear. “If I can just get to this dress size, I can feel okay about myself”.
But if we already know we are enough, and our life is enough – if we not just accept but actually appreciate it – we are free to seek change from a place of love. If the only reason to seek change is because it is an even fuller expression of who we truly are, then the starting point, the journey AND the destination are all rich in love and appreciation.
And here is why it matters where we start out.
If we start out from fear, all the brain systems we need for a great outcome tend to be closed off.
If we start out from love, all the brain systems we need are switched on and open- brain systems such as creativity, innovation, risk-taking, problem-solving, lateral thinking, memory, access to intuition (inner guidance), and even processing speed.
Imagine if you have all that amazing capacity favourably located, they sure would work in your favour!