As you are shifting, you will begin to realize that you are not the same person you used to be.
As you are shifting, you will begin to realize that you are not the same person you used to be. The things you used to tolerate have now become intolerable. Where you once remained quiet, you are now speaking your truth. Where you once battled and argued, you are now choosing to remain silent. You are beginning to understand the value of your voice and recognize that there are some situations that no longer deserve time, energy and focus.
THE MIND JOURNAL
Are you the same person you used to be?
Do you stand up and still fight the same battles you fought when you were younger?
Conversely, are you willing to let certain issues trigger something inside of you that requires you to speak up, where you did not used to speak up in the past?
They say that we pick the battles that we choose to fight and we pick the hill we are willing to die upon. How do those decisions get made?
What is it specifically within us that accelerates a particular issue to the forefront and makes us willing to stand up and be counted, even if it’s unpopular? What are the issues that used to be so troubling, but with the perspective of time, you have recognized that they aren’t worthy of your attention or focus at all?
These are variables by which we can measure our own progress in life.
Things become less important over time and, in that devaluation of priorities, they just don’t warrant our focus, nor our attention.
The bigger issues seem to arise from those which challenge our sensibilities, as relates to morality, and other highly prioritized variables, such that an infringement of them ultimately warrants our attention and determination to see those issues for what they truly are.
I think part of the determining factors in these kinds of situations, most ultimately stem from whether or not a particular individual or circumstance, necessitates our focus.
As we mature, we are conditioned by watching which of the different variables we are able to influence in our lives, while simultaneously recognizing the ones that seem less likely to be influential.
Find your voice. Stand up for the issues that desperately need your support and learn to dismiss all the ones that are so trivial as to not warrant any further attention.