Purposefully Living

Motivational Message

Issue 14
Week of January 13-17, 2003


Choose to Change
By Audrina Jones Bunton

Seasons come - seasons go - winter, spring, summer and fall. And with each natural season, circumstances cause changes to take place such as, flowers blooming, coldness, multi-colored trees, and extreme hotness. Changes that are sometimes good and sometimes bad.

Seasons come - seasons go - happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and emptiness. And with each of life’s seasons, circumstances cause changes to take place such as job promotions, bad relationships, new life and death. Changes again, that are sometimes good and sometimes bad.

Though the changes dealt during the natural seasonas are beyond our control, we do have some control over the changes that take place during our seasonal life changes -- but we must choose to change. Choose to change either ourselves, the situations, or sometimes both.

- Day after day, we work on jobs that are not satisfying, for people that we can not satisfy, to make money that is not enough to satisfy.

- We remain in relationships that are not fulfilling, trying to please people that don’t appreciate, only to result in constant feelings of emptiness and loneliness.

- We remain in situations that cause unhappiness, hoping that each unhappy day will be the last, only to realize another day’s end, and situation unchanged.

We are not held hostage on jobs that we don’t like - in relationships that are unfulfilling - or situations that cause unhappiness. We have to realize that we chose to be in these places if we do nothing to change the situation.

What is that causes us to remain in these dissatisfying, unfulfilling, and unhappy places? Fear of change - fear of the unknown. We must get rid of the fear that makes us think that we can’t do better, and that chains us to our unhappy places. Being fearful is like being locked into a prison of unhappiness, dissatisfaction, and unfulfillment, and it distorts our focus, blinding us from doing what we must do to create peace, abundance, joy and happiness.

We can unlock those prison doors any time we choose - any time we choose to change and free ourselves of limiting thoughts and behaviors set upon us by our circumstances, by others, and sometimes by our own self-doubt.

We have the choice to make life changes - to have a beautiful life - as beautiful as the many-colored trees on a beautiful fall day - or we can choose to simply accept the changes that situations, and circumstances in our life has dealt us, by putting up with the cold, lonely nights. Any day, any year, any time - we can start the process of life change - if we choose to. We can also choose - to do nothing.

What changes must you make today to find yourself in your happy place - in a place where you are satisfied - in a place where you are fulfilled? If you don’t like how things are, make that change. Free yourself from the prison of fear that captivates you from making that change - because only YOU can.

You have the power of choice - and - how you choose to live this day, will determine what your future will be. My friend, examine your place in life, and if you deem it necessary -- choose to change.

Copyright 2002 by Audrina Jones Bunton. REPRINTING THIS ARTICLE: Permission is granted to reproduce or distribute this article only in its entirety and provided copyright is acknowledged. You can find other articles to choose from at http://www.purposefully-living.com/mailing%20list.htm


Think About It!!
"Think you made a mistake? No you have not. You just made a change in your life that wouldn't have happened if you had followed the rules." -- Author Unknown

" When the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of change, Then...change will come." -- Author Unknown

" I have never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it. Whenever he developed the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within." --- Preston Bradley

"My interest is in the future; As I'm going to be spending the rest of my life there." --- Charles Kettering


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