How we evolve is not about our environment.
It is not about our genetics.
It is not about nature.
It is about the stories we tell ourselves and the internal work we do.
We evolve when we are in pain, and find a way to accept it.
We evolve when we face our shadow, and learn to befriend it.
We evolve when we stop telling ourselves how we are not worth it, and start acting like we are.
Change is a conscious choice.
Change happens when we make a decision, and then follow through.
Change is not random, nor is it linear.
Growth happens organically, yet we can choose to grow or to stagnate.
The choice is always ours.
We can choose to learn about others with an open heart, and thereby work to eliminate racism.
We can choose to focus on peace, and thereby create a more peaceful world.
We can choose to ignore all of those things and just keep things the way they are.
Evolution is a conscious act.
It happens when we make the effort to do something differently.
To be a different person.
To cultivate a sense of safety where there currently is a sense of fear.
There are challenges all around us, some big, some small.
How we decide to respond to those challenges speaks to our own evolution.
Are we happy with how we are evolving in our lives?
Only time will show us…
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant