It occurs to me…
The more we try to change someone, the more they resist. This would include me trying to change me.
We must lead the way and let them follow at their own pace, in their own time. We must be persistent in creating the environment for change, in provoding the ingredients for change and clear in giving the instructions for change. They must chose if, when and how fast the process moves along.
This includes me trying to change me.
I must put myself in the right places, thinking the right thoughts, reading the right books, and hanging around the right people. I must work hard at removing things, sights, situations, and people that sabotage the effort. Then, when I am ready, I can change.
Wait…it just occurred to me…setting the stage for my changing IS the change I was hoping to achieve….interesting.