When it comes to making changes in our own lives many of us are very resistant. Whether or not it’s because we don’t actually want to change, or we just look at ourselves as incapable of making these changes, it can be a difficult task.
When you consider Gandhi’s words, that in order to change the world you must be the change ourselves, we might be feeling more pressure than ever. No doubt that deep down we all want to be the best humans we can be and to reach our full potential, but sometimes when we are so wrapped up in our struggles and challenges, it can be very difficult to find the faith we need in ourselves.
Wise Words From Russell Brand
Popular British Comedian and Actor Russell Brand, has no doubt faced his fair share of struggles in his day, from being a heroin addict and alcoholic, to getting clean and sober, to now often dealing with ridicule from the mainstream. He has overcome a lot of challenges and has gained inevitably gained some experience along the way. These days, it seems Russell is hell bent on helping others who are also struggling and has even written a book on addiction and speaking out in interviews so candidly about practical steps we can all take to step into our purpose and potential.
The following is a clip of Russell Brand, speaking from the heart on the topic of how we can actually change. Whether you are a fan of his work or you’re one of the many people who tend to ridicule this man, his wisdom and action steps are sound and certainly may be able to offer you some insight and guidance if you are struggling to make the necessary changes in your life that you just can’t seem to get started on.
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Notice in the video when Brand says, “If you are fortunate enough to have been a heroin and a crack addict…” keyword here being fortunate. If you are wondering how on Earth would someone be fortunate to have such an intense addiction problem? Well, this may sound odd, but really, this is only a matter of perspective. One may feel so blessed to have never had such challenging experiences, but really it is these challenges that are really amazing opportunities for growth and expansion. In fact, all of our challenges and hardships, no matter how big or small, are just encouraging us to let go of what no longer serves us and to face our own darkness.
If we can take a step back, and see the bigger picture we can begin to look at our hardships, challenges and struggles as amazing opportunities to learn, grow and step further into the light that we are and have always been.
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
― Eckhart Tolle
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