One of the surest signs of life is growth. Everything in the Universe is either growing and expanding or shrinking and collapsing. You are capable of both.
However, you get to choose. Do you work on growing and gaining knowledge, or shrinking and hiding yourself away? Like pretty much everything in life, it comes down to choices.
Even the most successful people are constantly working to improve their lives. It’s not that they are striving for perfection, per se, but more that they understand this Universal principal.
Some time ago, it occurred to me that one of the best ways to feel alive is to keep on learning. There is always something new to be learned, and that can be used to make improvements on numerous levels.
Because perfection is in the eye of the beholder, it is not the end-all-be-all of life. There is always room for improvement, but sometimes you need to make room to accept it.
I know that I often get caught up in the minutiae of the day-to-day. In the process, it can fill you so full that there is little room for anything else. Learning new things and experiencing improvements can be particularly challenging. This is why making room for improvement is a good idea.
Change is inevitable
The Universe is in a constant state of change. Nothing is truly static, and if it is, it is still impermanent. You are also in a constant state of change, and you have the power to influence, direct, and control it…if you so choose.
It is easy to forget that mindfulness of your thoughts and feelings opens you up to influencing and controlling them. As such, you gain control of your ability to take charge of change.
But if you have not left room for improvement, this gets difficult. If you are so full of ideas and information that there is no room for more, that lessens the influence and control you can have.
This is where the notion of close-mindedness comes in. People who already believe they have it all and/or they know it all, they miss out on growing. More often than not, people in that position are actually shrinking and collapsing…and often do not do so quietly.
Modern American society is rife with examples of exactly this. Too many of the so-called conservatives are actually reactionaries. They are so sure of the knowledge they possess that anything new or different terrifies them into grasping ahold of what they believe they have as tightly as possible. Because their minds are closed, they can see only that what they think they have created is running out.
This is a fear-based, lack and scarcity mindset. They are unable to grow and change and expand. But the universe is abundant.
When you make room for improvement, you recognize the inevitability of change and open yourself to working with it.
Improvement does not need to be grand
Improvements can be almost insignificant, or they can be pretty huge. Room for improvement needn’t be too massive, it just needs to be.
When you recognize that the Universe is abundant, not lacking and scarce, you can see why room for improvement matters. No situation is totally unchangeable. Sure, there can be some pretty massive challenges along the way, but that doesn’t lessen the possibilities.
You get to decide if you want to feel trapped by your life, or see it for possibility and potential. It is up to you, and only you, to explore what that means, how it can change you, and how you can change it. Nobody is here in this life merely to survive. Each of us adds value to the world and contributes in ways we may not easily recognize. But you matter.
You are worthy and deserving of having an amazing life. When you work with this and make room for improvement, you open yourself to the abundance that is everywhere around us.
Don’t be afraid — be excited by the possibilities.