“…I had lived with a specific rule – an obligatory one – outside of my conscious awareness throughout my entire life – that I could not change my mind. For me, the right to change my mind has become a required rite of passage I have been actively advocating for with others for over the last 15 years in my life’s ‘work’. It is not that I have never changed my mind; it is just that I have struggled long and hard to do so, ever fearful of breaking the rules that admonished, ‘You can’t’ and ‘You mustn’t’ and ‘How dare you?’ To not change my mind became a cardinal rule for survival. At least, it felt like that to me. I have no doubt that many of you reading this have likely heard the age-old idiom: You made your bed; now lay in it. Not always stated out loud, it was always pre-supposed.”
In this most recent blog post from Sheila Winter Wallace – yet another powerful and compelling recognition and invitation for that in your own life – we are asked to notice our relationship with both the willingness and ability to change our mind; and the provocation that becomes as we lay claim to all that emerges into our awareness from daring to do so.
If we were to allow ourselves to own that the process of living is fluid and not fixed, changing our mind would become the requisite underpinning of living a meaningful and joyous life.