Meditation – Great growth begins with small changes.
Perestroika. When I visited Russia in 1988 it was in the midst of a movement of reform known as Perestroika. Perestroika means restructuring. For better or worst, this restructuring touched the political, economic and social life of all Russians. When we change one aspect of our life, our entire being is transformed. So we must be intentional and mindful of what changes we embrace. Healthy transformation takes a commitment to the healing process. The slow process of healthy transformation is not always readily apparent. This restructuring may take place in ways barely noticeable. When we change our diet, friendships, physical location, various habits, disciplines, or other aspects of our life this restructuring touches the whole of our being. So if we want to change our life for the better, we can begin with small mindful steps. Small healthy changes, sustained over time, will reap great rewards. Try getting up an hour earlier to meditate for 20-30 minutes and slowly ease into your day. Try moving through your day at a slower pace. Try eating less meat and more fruits and vegetables. There are plenty of resources to explain why this can aid your physical and spiritual life. Listen to your own body-mind-spirit and take the small steps that will lead to great transformation.
When it comes to restructuring or transforming your life, slow is beautiful. Are you devoted to your healing process? Let the restructuring begin. Enjoy the journey.
anthony glenn miller
Great trees grow from the smallest shoots;
a terraced garden, from a pile of earth,
and a journey of a thousand miles
begins by taking the initial step.
Chapter 64 – Tao Te Ching
Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.