Self-renewal is a natural process of the physical body. When we inhale, we renew, and when we exhale, we release. Our cells completely renew themselves every 7 years. What does it take from us to truly chose the path of renewal?
Do we need to reinvent ourselves when we get sick or when we face a challenge?
Do we have to create changes only when we are against the wall?
I wish for you to understand the benefits of re-creating yourself constantly.
When you get locked into a routine and an image of who you are, then your life force and your awareness decrease. Before you know it, most of your life starts running on automatic and little by little you will disconnect from your true joy.
When I suggest to my clients that they should paint, sing, dance, plant, go back to school, or anything else that accesses their essence, I often hear a resistance. I hear, “I can’t. It is not going to work.” The main resistance is about your image and your perception of your environment. What you think people think about you is often the main obstacle. I completely understand this principle. When I was in my late twenties, each time I needed to express new parts of myself, I had to leave my job, the relationship I was in, etc. I was too scared to show new parts of me.
Self-renewal is not optional. It is part of your physical and spiritual DNA. It is choosing moment to moment to stay curious and open. It is willing to change some of your assumptions and expand your horizon. It does not have to be grandiose. It is an attitude of not knowing so that you can stay fresh and create from scratch.
Starting today, which part of yourself do you want to renew?
It could be as simple as changing an eating habit, listening to your loved one in a different way, or creating a new way to get up in the morning or go to bed at night.
Choose to be alert and alive, choose the path of self-renewal!