The hardest to learn is the least complicated. —The Indigo Girls
I tend to receive flashes of insight while in the shower. The soothing sound and warmth of the water have always relaxed me and quieted my mind. Ever since I was old enough to take one on my own, I’ve spent what most consider far too long in the shower.
This morning’s “epiphany” had to do with the expectations I have around personal transformation. I’ve spent a good portion of my life believing that not only must everything be “perfect” before I can change for the better (“I’ve got to have a gym membership and go and see a nutritionist and buy all organic food all the time…”), but also that change itself must be earth-shattering to mean anything. Like angels trumpeting the second coming of Christ kind of earth-shattering.
This morning I realized the only true requirements for change are intent and willingness to allow. Growth doesn’t require the elaborate conditions I so often place on it, nor does it have to take days, months, years, or decades. Its province is right now.