Metanoia – (n) the journey of changing one’s heart, mind, self or way of life.
We all desire it….a better way to live. We want to be free of the petty things, seek the simplicity, embrace happiness, delight in gratitude.
There are those who will see the glass continually half empty, they spout that life is hard, it sucks, and they live in a perpetual state of waiting for the other shoe to drop.
It is not easy to “change” one’s mind when one has been conditioned for years to live in a state of fear (though they will not call it that, they call it, being careful). To be stuck in a wheel of conformity and to never allow ones self to truly explore the realities of a “FREE” life.
But it is possible and achievable. The road to freedom requires change. In a few instances, it can come all at once but more times than not, it is the baby steps that keep us moving forward. Metanoia will follow when we embrace it as our companion on the journey.
Here are a few baby steps:
- Make a list of everything you need to do, the night before. It will free your mind to get a good nights sleep. When you wake up, take another look at your list. I will venture to say there are probably one or two things that are not as pressing as you thought, that you can take off and do another day.
- Go for a walk. OUTSIDE.
- Stop rehashing the past. Social media has a wonderful way of bringing up old memories that no longer serve where you are now.
These may seem like unimportant things, but I guarantee that if you “intentionally” engage in at least one of them for longer than 2 weeks, you will begin to see a difference.
I would love to hear about your metanoia. What works or hasn’t been working for you? And come back next week, for another “MCM” Make Change Monday.
With love and adventure,