'What if a fresh experience, from inside of us, is always available?'
In this modern life, the relentless pressure to 'self-improve' initially appears innocent and innocuous. But with this drive to improve, we can fall into mistakenly thinking we're inadequate; that we're somehow lacking.
Through the harsh judgment of ourselves and others, life indeed is a struggle resulting in us striving, rather than thriving ...
In moments of stillness, however, there's a deeper knowing which arises from our innate intelligence, resilience. Wellbeing is always there waiting for us.
In our quieter, more settled moments, we're able to glimpse a recognition of what really matters. It's not a 'clever' intellectual thing, but instead usually a softer realisation; a recognition of something we'd long lost sight of.
When we pursue life only with our intellect, wellbeing - like a rare butterfly, appears to fly away. But when our personal thinking settles, so too does the butterfly.
Our thoughts, of course, will continue to come in all shapes and sizes, more being more 'sticky' than others. When we see that what and how we think is as a perfect reflection of the beliefs we hold about how life works and who we are - we can review everything.
The good news is that with being human, comes our free will to choose which thoughts and beliefs to pay attention to. And those that we decide are not accurate, we don't need to pay heed to.
In simple terms, with fresh thinking, comes a refreshing experience.
As unnecessary or outdated (sticky) thinking drops away, we're left with our innate wellbeing; a well-spring for hope, creativity, courage, kindness ...