For many reasons, September has always felt like the month of new beginnings. For me, it represents Rosh Hashanah, the new academic year and my birthday. September is an awesome month.
This September has felt particularly magical. There are so many things to appreciate. For the end of summer, the weather has been pleasantly mild. I appreciate that! It has been busy at work. I appreciate that! My connections with others are warm and strong. I appreciate that!
But, things are not always smooth and easy in my life. When situations become difficult, I ask myself:
What am I going to do?
Is this the right way to respond?
Who do I want to be?
The answers come immediately. It is easy to identify the right way to respond, the right way to be and the right action. It is less easy to calm emotions, put aside ego and have no attachment.
I enjoy the challenge of my personal transformation. I deeply appreciate that I have the tools and determination to change. It helps me become a kinder, gentler and happier person.
Everyone is capable of change. Are you ready?