I have come to hate the term “status quo”! (Confession: I always told my kids to not use the word “hate” because it’s an angry word. But I am using it here anyway LOL!) I hate the term STATUS QUO because there is no such thing, and trying to preserve it has a negative impact!!! We often hide behind “preserving the status quo”!
Let me explain.
When we say that we are maintaining or preserving the status quo, it means, according to Merriam-Webster, that we are maintaining the existing state of affairs. But let me ask you this: Does your state of affairs stay the same? Do your relationships stay the same or do they change over time? Do your abilities change? Does your understanding of circumstances change?
EVERYTHING is changing. There is NO stasis – scientists will tell you that. One of the key laws of the universe is that we either create or disintegrate. So we are either creating and growing, or disintegrating and dying. There is no stasis – spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically.
There is no stasis!
So if you are just willing to maintain the status quo in your life, what side of the law do you think you are falling on? If you are not growing, which just means being open to exploring the new, then you are disintegrating. Is that what you want?
If you are not open to letting your spiritual perfection (for our spiritual core is perfect in each and every one of us) come to the surface, then you are spiritually disintegrating. Is that what you want?
If you are not willing to THINK, using those most powerful mental faculties of yours (and yours are extremely powerful – they may be weak but they are powerful if exercised), then intellectually you are disintegrating. Is that what you want?
If you are not opening up emotionally, and letting feelings such as excitement, hope, inspiration, love, happiness and passion drive you, then you are emotionally disintegrating, because doubts, worries, fears, pessimism and negative emotion all add to a downward spiral, resulting in a state of dis-ease. Is that what you want?
If physically you are not exercising in some form or fashion, then yes you are physically disintegrating. Is that what you want?
You get the idea.
This is not a bad news story at all – we can all choose to create and grow. It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort, but you do need to commit to yourself. And it’s so worth it!! Why? Because we all want to be more, do more, have more. That is the condition of the human spirit. SO when you are allowing yourself to grow, to create – you are congruent with your innate desire and condition.
So why don’t people just automatically embrace growth and self-creation?
Because you could say that another name for maintaining the status quo is staying in your comfort zone. Ahhhh that place where we feel comfortable (not necessarily good but still comfortable), unfettered, uncomplicated, unchallenged, not worried or afraid or doubtful. We are comfortable in our comfort zones!
BUT in staying in your comfort zone, you are also not growing, not achieving, not embracing the staggering potential and talent that lies within you, not enjoying the wonderful feelings of exuberance, joy, elation, delight, not reaching the heights of success that you are FULLY CAPABLE OF!! You are in fact falling behind. By maintaining your so-called status quo, you are allowing yourself to slowly disintegrate.
Is that what you want?
I think not! Choose to grow, to create, to learn to bring more and more of your magnificence to the table. Decide now that it is no longer acceptable to be anything less than you are, and YOU ARE SO MUCH! And oh my, what a life you will lead!
And you definitely don’t need to do it alone. We’re in this together. Join the community of us growing into our potential together, of bucking the status quo!!