Change is inevitable in life and yet we often resist
it. Many of us want to change but simply don’t
know how to do it. Change can be frightening so we resist, but fear of the
unknown can result in clinging to status quo behaviours-no matter how bad they
We may read self help articles/ books/ watch u-tube
videos and even
reach out for help but the fundamental changes we would like to make can still elude
us. We may be afraid of the loss and
uncertainty attached to change. Sometimes the inconvenience of change is just
too inconvenient. Letting go and allowing change to enter our lives depends
on some inner
belief in another possibility, another way.
The Eastern Wisdom traditions speak a lot about the impermanence of life
and the inevitability of change.
In everyone’s life, major events
occur at some stage that brings big changes. This could be the
loss of a loved one, break up of a family or loss of a Job. On a global level right now major
changes are occurring in many people’s
lives due to Climate Change and wars.
During these times
people are often thrown
into a cycle of grief and loss. Understanding
Kobler Ross’s Grief Cycle, the
emotional cycle on being given bad news
can help us to help others going through major change.
Embracing change can be a courageous act which you’ll find the universe will respond to. Wanting to change ourselves is the beginning of a journey.
This change needs to be done gently and slowly if it is to
become permanent change. Take baby steps.
Having a realistic goal, set you
intention and allow the steps to arise naturally from within, follow this inner voice don’t
just listen to the voice of ego and force
yourself into change it won’t last.
Everything has its own natural rhythm so allow time for change.
Appreciate the path. The path should be as rewarding as the goal. Small successes are big. Each little success builds your reservoir of self-esteem. Good Luck!