We pray for change, we hope for a change, but we wait impatiently. Is
the great spirit not hearing us? We asked. Where is the answer?
If our prayers were suddenly answered, would be we ready? Or would we
look behind us for the familiar things, the people, the habits, the
If we were instantly healed, instantly prospered, instantly sought
after and loved, then what would we do? Attention, compassion and
self-pity are sometimes more important than having everything changed
for the better.
The fear of being without something to keep us working
with the same burden, dealing with familiar pain, can stop us from
knowing what it is to be free and well.
If we can envision life without a particular problem we can turn our
minds to real change and have it happen. If we can see change, receive
it, and know the joy, then gratitude and thanksgiving sets it in
Author: Joyce Sequichie Hifler