One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome, yet we continue to use old, outdated beliefs and expect our lives to get better.
Recently I caught myself doing this, and I had a giant epiphany. I love the teachings of Matt Kahn (www.truedivinenature.com). I few months back he put out a YouTube teaching that said that the eternal question of ‘Who Am I?’ is really better put when we consider ‘Who Am I When I Am Not Getting My Way?’
I realized that I had created a bunch of angst for myself because I was trying to force-fit something new into an old belief structure that I’d held for years. It wasn’t turning out the way I thought it should and I was having mini hissy fits about it – totally disturbing my peace! As I began examining what was going on more closely I realized I was being given an opportunity to expand my beliefs and to grow organically…if I would open to that. Interesting concept!
Jesus taught us that we shouldn’t put new wine into old wineskins, and I believe this is exactly what he meant.
I got it—and peace is restored. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel. I offer this thought to you so that you might stay in peace by letting go of old ways of looking at life and expanding to include new possibilities! Have FUN with this!