Insights are nice.
Experiences are important.
Learning new concepts can be key.
Yet real change happens elsewhere.
Taking what we have experienced and what we have learned and putting it into practice is where the real gold is.
It is in the integration that everything shifts.
We sometimes focus too much on the powerful connection we have in the moment.
That second of elation or joy.
Or the rush of adrenaline as we do something we never did before.
Yet that moment passes.
Time moves on.
And here we are with ourselves.
That is when the true test comes.
Do we integrate what we’ve learned and apply it in our daily lives?
Is there community around us to help support us in that effort?
Changing how we feel for a moment is easy.
Choosing to live our life differently and following through on it is not easy.
Chasing experiences never works to truly change our lives.
It may feel good in the moment, yet that moment passes all too quickly.
So now what do we do?
Now is the time to integrate, to practice, to apply.
That is where the magic lies.
That is where the rest of our lives is found.
So let us not waste our experiences by ignoring what comes next.
Let’s revel in the moments that come after.
And find our way to a new, transformed life.
So is there something you have learned or experienced that you want to integrate now?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant