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The Physics of the Quest.. a recipe for transformation

Monday, February 14th, 2011

“…I’ve come to believe that there exists in the universe something I call “The Physics of The Quest” – a force of nature governed by laws as real as the laws gravity or momentum. And the rule of Quest Physics maybe goes like this: “If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting (which can be anything from your house to your bitter old resentments) and set out on a truth-seeking journey (either externally or internally), and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared – most of all – to face (and forgive) some very difficult realities about yourself….then truth will not be withheld from you.” Or so I’ve come to believe.”    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love.

It will come as no surprise to regular readers to learn that I like this quote.  Change starts with a willingness to leave the familiar behind.  It is obvious really, how can it be different it you are clinging to everything that you have and were? 

It is often the half truths we hide behind that hold us back and keep us hiding.  We tell ourselves that everything is okay, that we are happy as we are, that we don’t have time…  I am a huge believer that the Universe  speaks to us and can teach us if we just stay aware.  Notice what you notice, it is inevitably significant.  Why did it seem important?  Not just everyone, but everything has a piece of the puzzle if we do the work to find out how.  Treat it all like a Rubric’s cube and turn it round in your mind till it falls into place.  Do all this and I guarantee that your journey will not only be underway but you will already be changing.  Dare to tell yourself that you want or deserve more, or need something else and you can not only let go but move towards it. 

Often the hardest truth is not that we are in some way lacking but that have more potential and value than we dreamt. But this was said so much better below:-

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”   Marianne Williamson