When we change, everything changes. Sometimes we seem to exhaust ourselves trying to get people or situations in our outer life to change. We feel that if only they would change, we would be all right. So we try and try to get them to see our point of view. We try to get them to connect with us, or we try to get them to let go of us. We spend a lot of time trying to make the outer world come around to our way of thinking. What a tiring pursuit! At some point we begin to realize that if we change our mind and our heart there is always a corresponding change in the outer. There's an old hermetic saying: "As within, so without." Let's begin to change our world by changing our own mind first. Let's release an old tired thought that is no longer serving any purpose. Let's accept a new positive thought about ourselves and our life.