Jun 30 2012
Change is constant in our lives. Daily, we change. I’m sure you can look back over your life and see the physical, mental, and spiritual changes you’ve made. I’ve seen people fight change, whether it be personal, professional, or something in the geopolitical climate they disagree with. I know a couple who is fighting against the sands of time in their own lives, refusing to acknowledge their aging and mortality. Sadly, they are not accepting the reality of their situation. How do you deal with change? Luckily, I’m one of those people who thrive on change. Perhaps its the rush of energy that accompanies the wave of change. I’m not sure. It started when I was young and monthly would move my furniture around. I remember my mother shaking her head and asking why. And I said because I like change. If change is knocking at your door and you’re scared or timid, try opening the door slowly and evaluating the change that is sitting on the doorstep. If the voice grows louder, spend some time and decide if this change will help you grow. Perhaps it will be time to peel off layers of habits, behaviors and values that no longer fit you. The voice might ask quietly what do you need to learn. The voice might ask what you would do if you could do anything, if nothing mattered, not money, not security–nothing. Opening the door to change takes courage. Remember Gandhi: You must be the change you wish to see in the world.