Is change “in the air” for you? Dealing with change affects us all in different ways. The ways we deal with changes are as different as the individual him/herself. Sometimes change is dramatic and drastic. For others it could be as easy and welcoming as fresh new day.
Just like the seasons change, our life changes. Changing your life requires faith, dedication, and perseverance. Did you know that the true test of intelligence is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don’t know what to do.
Dealing with change and staying open minded
Some people know that they need changes in their lives but continue to live a life that they are no longer satisfied with. People stay in relationships that aren’t good for them. People keep jobs that they are not happy with. There is nothing wrong with change.
We have to be open to the change that is coming and willing to learn the lesson that this change has for us. Learn to accept change as a positive force in your life.
You may have heard this expression. My favorite college professor said it to me often. Well, it’s true. One of the paradoxes of creative living is that by talking ourselves lightly, we are better able to frame ourselves and our work more seriously.
We do our best discovering when we can stop panicking about where the money is coming from and start focusing on how we have always found ways to meet our needs. Try interrupting the gremlins in your head that tell you to push harder, do more, work longer, ect. This is the old way…
Change – or you will be changed
In other words, if you don’t change of your own volition, change will be forced on you. Change is inevitable. In fact, I’d bet the farm on it.
Ah, change – don’t you love it? It’s the one thing that will never let you down. Sometimes we can see it coming and prepare for it. But just as often it sneaks up on us and takes us by surprise. (And I don’t know about you, but I don’t care much for that!)Still it’s inevitable given all the change cycles that exist in our lives. First there’s birth and death and all the living and growing we do in between.
Then there are the changes we experience in the economy, changes in government, changes in the world. The unpredictability of weather and other forces of nature. Reversals and setbacks in our health, our fortunes, our families. All these things spell changes of some sort or another sooner or later.
Some changes are just downright awful and we wonder why we have to go through them at all. Why do loved ones have to die? Why do people lose their jobs? Why do houses burn down? Why do traffic accidents happen? Wars, riots, floods, earthquakes, murders. These things are bad news all around and you may be hard-pressed to find anything positive in them.
But they may also force you to stop what you’re doing, to examine your life, your intentions, your path. Where are you going? What do you really want out of life? Are your actions taking you in that direction? Serious change forces you to take time out, to think, to contemplate, and to consider what is really important to you.
Whatever you decide will require that change take place. Can’t avoid it. Can’t get around it. But such change is not necessarily for the worse. And something good will always emerge from it.
If change is s must .. create a future different from your past
Standing in the midst of nothingness yet everything, is what creates a future different from our past. When the light comes on, when we bring the light, we then feel relief in Being who we are. Your True Nature. No explanations needed. No compromises granted. No alternatives to the issue.
We just stand in nothingness and create a future that is extraordinary. That is how God did it. BE who we are. Live what we affirm. It is then that we are Peaceful and reassured. It is then that conflict will cease.
We have been experiencing changes all our lives, thus one tiny step (change) shouldn’t be magnified in a manner that hurts our potential to self-empowerment. Being able to acknowledge this and be willing to appreciate the change as a process of growing up and getting empowered would be the best attitude to help ease the pain of any kind of transition. Life is an odd thing. Being alive is not.