A teacher of mine said never to use the word “change” in terms of forward movement. It implied a pushing away of what is and instead, the word “expand”. Allowing what is to be and being content is one of the first steps to getting traction.
That is not so easy for me. I usually am on autopilot to fix, mend, repair or help. It takes real effort to not try and save. It takes superpowers to set aside time to work on my artwork, business, and inner practice the way it needs to be honored. There is always something to do, someone to help or the next shiny object.
When I do, I find I am so energized and fulfilled. It does not take much to fuel me. Paul Klee was said to work half an hour a day on his art.
“Actually, the main thing now is not to paint precociously but to be or, at least, to become an individual. The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions. Not only to master life in practice, but to shape it meaningfully within me and to achieve as mature an attitude before it as possible. Obviously this isn’t accomplished with a few general precepts but grows like Nature. ~ Paul Klee