A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
I am growing spiritually, every day. It is not always obvious to me, but when I do my daily inventories, I am able to see how much my thinking has changed. I am happy to see that ideas and actions that terrified me in the past are now not so daunting. I have found that when I do the next right thing even when I am scared, I grow; and when I grow into a more healthy person, I can never really go back to subscribing to my old unhealthy behaviors. That's not to say that I always act in a healthy manner. There are times when I relapse into my codependent tendencies – the difference is that now, I am aware of it and it doesn't feel acceptable to me, anymore. In times like this, I am gentle with myself and remember that noticing and deciding not engage in those behaviors is, in itself, progress.
A meditation for May 24, 2013.
Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow