Growing, Not Dying

Welcome to my insights, ponderings, and experiences. Hopefully they will enrich you in some small way, or at least make you laugh.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Consitancy in Change

There is one constant in the Universe...change. Nothing will ever be exactly the same. In fact often, the harder you try to keep things the same, the more likely they are to change.

We are made to change, to grow, to evolve. It is an drive within us. We start with a great excitement about it all: watching the leaves change, charting our growth and trying tons of new activities. If a plant is not growing, it is by default dying.

Somewhere along the line many of us learn to fear change.

Why?

That is a good question. Somewhere along the line we experienced a change that was unpleasant. Thus, we become conditioned to try to get comfortable and stay there. A struggle begins to keep the status quo. We try to keep things the same, the way they "should be." I use to despise change. If dinner plans were changed I would not cope well. Don't even think about showing up late for something because you would throw off all my plans and I could not adjust.

Are we doomed to this daily struggle, this up-hill battle, forever fighting the inevitable?

No. We have the choice to take charge and embrace change. It may be through baby steps or through a dramatic shift. The first step is to decide to accept change then trust the Universe to support you in that choice.

If I can do it, you can do it.