Daily Inspiration 4-24-12 Spread Some Joy Today > Uncategorized > Daily Inspiration 4-24-12 Posted on April 24, 2012May 10, 2020 by Terry Minion “One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.” — Maxwell Maltz It has been said, “so within, so without,” and yet when we want to change something about ourselves, we can’t help but work on the outside. As an example, we want to lose weight so we exercise, or eat less, or eat different things, or take meal replacement therapy, or combinations of these things. All are in the circumference. I believe that this is why if we were able to succeed by applying the effort that it doesn’t last as we think it would because we haven’t done anything to change the core. It is the core that appears to be the toughest challenge. The same is true with our businesses, our worklife, anything and everything that we do. Working in our business is far easier than working on our business. Working in the thing that we think brings us our money is so much easier than becoming a money attractor from within. Plus there’s no roadmap, or so it would seem. But there is. The problem with that is that it is within and it is something that we can focus on and work with instead of against, but we choose to focus on the circumference. We have to answer the phone, deal with this issue and that, and interruptions–you know, the stuff of life. Then, it’s the end of the day and we vow to change tomorrow and redouble our efforts, maybe even write it down on a to-do list, then repeat the same scenario throughout many years, even a lifetime. It is a proven fact that meditation helps us to get in touch with our inner selves, yet so few of us devote so little time in that connection we so need. Visualization is another such device and finding quiet time to visualize what we want each day is at least as hard as the meditation. At some point, we hope that we will make a commitment to ourselves to heal ourselves and love ourselves and devote a reasonable amount of time in our day to ourselves and being in alignment and focus. When we do, we remember how easy it is to change, when we don’t, we remember just how hard it is to change. We Will Change When We Want To Enough Spread Some Joy Today–Realize that within each of us is all the power and direction that we need. All of it.