If you want to make real change in your world, take your monkey for a walk

We are living in the most amazing times. Life, as we know it has been forever changed. Our livelihoods, our way of life, has all been put on hold, for some, permanently. It’s like we’re animals in a zoo and the zoo keeper has put us on an extended time out and we’re sitting home, trying to be good beasts of burden, waiting to be released from captivity and granted permission to sub-exist according to a new protocol for being. All to which I say, Bullshit!

Right now IS the most amazing time of our lives — but for very different reasons. This giant “time out” has opened the doors to great opportunity… if you allow it. Yes, businesses have been shut down. Yes, people are losing their jobs, and even some, their homes, but with all the loss there are great gains to be made.

For many it may feel as if some giant monkey has been glued to your back who’s jerking your reins and endlessly spurring you in the gut, forcing you to contract out of fear and desperation, but that is a reaction to this situation. A reaction that creates resistance to the natural flow of energy and opportunity.

What if, instead of retracting, creating more resistance, you expanded? What if instead of having this monkey ride your back like a two-bit cowboy, you took your monkey for a walk?

Who’s in charge here, anyway? What if instead of fearing what was next, you embraced the opportunity to create it? What if instead of waiting for the zookeeper to give you back the keys to your life, you broke down the damned door and created a whole new life? What if you lead by example instead of followed by

What if everything you’ve ever dreamed of doing, you actually went for? What if you stepped out of your fear and into a whole new brilliantly exciting reality?

What if you took your monkey for a walk, drop kicked it off a cliff and never looked back? THAT is what this time is about, if you choose it.

--

--

--

Life’s short. Eat the cake. Buy the car. Laugh until you cry. Please yourself. Be real. Always be honest. Live with integrity. Never give up. Be better everyday

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

How to motivate yourself 3 simple tricks

Make a Positive Impact on Others

“Everything happens for a reason.”

4 Habits of People Who Forget to Live

Anxiety and our busy campus lives

Feminist Buzzkill

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Janine

Janine

Life’s short. Eat the cake. Buy the car. Laugh until you cry. Please yourself. Be real. Always be honest. Live with integrity. Never give up. Be better everyday

More from Medium

#23 Three Challenges a Day

3 things you should do in a crypto crash. Number 2 is a must.

the art of putting out fires.

543. Diameter of Binary Tree