Commitment to your own growth

48185613_8cce892353The only spiritual growth you are really in charge of, is your own.

That’s enough work for one person! You can certainly inspire others to do theirs, and offer help when needed. It comes down to each one’s choice. Perhaps a first step toward one’s own growth would be to allow others to take responsibility for theirs.

A commitment is generally seen as a promise of some kind. It can be a promise to yourself, and you can also make a commitment to another person or group of people. There is commitment to an idea or ideal. Commitment to an action, a personal style. Commitment by itself is not good or bad. One could be committed to an idea that others find harmful. However, that idea might be something you desire, such as finding your own answers and freedom.

Just because you are ready to have this in your life does not mean anyone else around you can do so.

You may be holding yourself back, waiting for others to get a grip and see the light you have been trying for so many years to show them. Perhaps you want to step out of the dark yourself, and let others worry about how they will do it. They may not want to yet, and that is okay. What it all comes down to is: are you going to?

If you’ve been waiting for the right time, for conditions to be perfect, perhaps it’s time to examine whether you are just facing a whole lot of resistance to change. A lot of it may not even be yours. Though it isn’t yours to worry about, remember that when you change, others around you also have to. It’s ironic, really! You may have been running around for years trying to get everyone to see the light outside, when it was there inside of you the whole time. As soon as you find it for yourself, you instantly create change, without doing anything other than working on you.

By healing yourself, you become the healing you may have been in effort about creating out in the world. You may not know how powerful you truly are until you do this.

“The people who say you are not facing reality actually mean that you are not facing their idea of reality. Reality is above all else a variable. With a firm enough commitment, you can sometimes create a reality which did not exist before.”  ~Margaret Halsey

“It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow.”  ~Ralph Ellison

©Kris Cahill 2007-2012  All Rights Reserved.

I teach Meditation and Healing Classes in the Los Angeles area. For more information about my classes, please see my website:
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2 thoughts on “Commitment to your own growth

  1. “Perhaps a first step toward one’s own growth would be to allow others to take responsibility for theirs.” Thats is huge. Gave me one of those “AHA” moments, so thankyou Kris.

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