The hotel we are staying at in Melbourne is right on the river at Southbank. So we decided we’d go to bed at 8pm and set the alarm for 11.45pm to see in the New Year . We woke and dressed and half walked half carried one tired 7-year-old down to the riverside to watch the fireworks as it would be his first time at a display.
I couldn’t help notice the anticipation that people felt as the seconds ticked down to midnight. Followed by the usual massive cheers, lots of kissing and hugging then 10 minutes of explosions and pretty lights. The fireworks were going off from all the high buildings surrounding us on both sides of the river. We were literally right in the middle of the display.
The excitement quickly turned to disappointment once the display was over and people started to continue on with the night or make their way home.
I felt this was very reflective of the way we live, how we put all our hopes and expectations on something outside of us to make a change to our life, only for the happiness and thrill to be short-lived and then realise it is all the same again which leaves us feeling empty and deflated.
Looking for something outside to fix, change or even save us is futile. Nothing will change unless we change inside. To keep repeating the same thing expecting different results is the definition of insanity (thank you Einstein).
If you want your life to change and truly be different then look within, seek the answers inside yourself for you are more amazing and full of joy and love than you can ever imagine.