If you're still reacting in the old way, you haven't really changed

I’ve heard you say that when similar experiences present themselves and you change how you respond, that’s when you know that there’s really growth.

So while I’m patting myself on the back because I’m walking through a situation where I definitely changed my response, yet another, for lack of a better word, shoe drops. And I’m thinking to myself, is the universe trying to be funny with me now?

Maybe. It does have a sense of humor. But the idea is if there is still some residual reaction of a negative sort to the next thing that happens, then you haven’t actually learned the full lesson yet, otherwise you wouldn’t be reacting to it in the way that you are.

You wouldn’t say, “Oh, another shoe has dropped”. You would simply recognize “Oh, here’s another opportunity for me to learn something about myself.”

Because if you’re still reacting the old way, you haven’t really changed that much.

Bashar - Persistence of Vision - May 2023