Just as the body resists being stretched beyond a certain point, the mind prefers to work within its set restrictions. However, the experience of some discomfort is what allows the body to discover new levels of flexibility and strength.
The same goes for a mind led by spirit, instead of one constrained by limitations of ego. Growth is sure to ensue. To see real change, one must willingly stretch into a new way of being.
We’ve all awakened from bizarre dreams that make no sense. Yet, in the dream itself, things seemed to have moved in a logical manner. Within it, you connect the dots no matter how outrageous.
Now apply this to the real world. Is it possible that you are stringing some ideas together that don’t actually make sense? Part of growth is realizing when you are rationalizing things through the haze of baseless belief. Perhaps, it’s time to wake up.
Bias is an expected aspect of human character. Very rare is the individual who holds no judgment about anything (I’ve never met one).
Bias is just a belief. But the only way to grow is to be able to challenge those beliefs and question the veracity. Remember, a belief is often just a personal perspective which doesn’t necessarily equate to truth.
Being afraid to challenge your own belief is an indication of its fragility. Somewhere inside, you already sense it has no foundation so you keep it safe by never examining it up close. Averting your eyes (and heart) allows unfounded bias to live.
In the age of COVID-19, life has changed drastically. People have had to restructure their lives in dramatic ways in no time at all. If asked only weeks ago, many would have thought themselves incapable of dealing with such dramatic changes. And yet…most have.
So give yourself credit for adapting no matter how elegantly or clumsily you find your way through. You’re displaying flexibility, ingenuity and resilience.
Just remember that this crisis didn’t create those characteristics. It was merely a catalyst to unearth what was already present.
Going forward, know that you have what it takes to deal with any changes you decide to initiate. The seeds of greatness are already within you.