"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
— Maya Angelou
As we journey through this life, it is often necessary for us to change. Like the stone that the sculptor crafts, the simplicity and beauty of who we are is already there, it just requires that we chip away the rough edges. This life is not about adding to the sculpture. It is about trimming down the sculpture in order to reveal what was already there. The change that we go through is that of a revelation more than it is a transformation.
When you look at your life and wonder what you were meant to be, that still small voice inside of you already knows the answer. Our egos shout at us that we should be bigger, add more stuff, and expand, but our Spirit knows the truth. Our success comes from letting go, from matching the frequency of success, rather than the frequency of fear. Fear, in this life, is the opposite of all things good. It is what keeps us from success. It is what keeps us from joy. It is what keeps us from peace.
The times in my life when my relationships are the best and when I enjoy true peace are the times when I do not judge others. It is when I am not afraid of who they are because I know who I am. The only way that I see for us to change and achieve peace is to love, not fear. This does not mean that we put ourselves in the way of harm or that we make bad decisions. It simply means that we don't require others to be like us in order to love them for who they are.
My challenge to you today is to love others, to look for the good in them and to reveal the beauty in yourself by doing so.
To Your success,
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.