We initiate certain changes for ourselves which we’re okay with; but isn’t it funny that when change is imposed on us we we’re not so okay!
Certain changes like moving house, going back to school or moving jobs are exciting changes, but whilst we’re initiating those changes, we may still feel apprehension and concern over whether those changes we’re about to embark on will come out right. All we do is reconcile our thoughts so that they fit in with our wants and/or needs.
What about change that is imposed on us by circumstances? Are those experiences likely to feel different? I do think we feel differently about them. In some ways change that we’re not prepared for can make us feel fearful or frightened. In circumstances where we have to deal with unexpected change, we may find ourselves resisting change instead.
I am sure that at some point in my life I have resisted change, it’s normal and comes with the territory. We’re hesitant and tend to resist anything we’re not sure about. The only ever time in my life when I knew I was ready for change was when I decided to find out why I struggled physically as a child.
Although finding out what I had been struggling with for all those years would seem quite daunting and would change my life forever, I made a conscious decision that it needed to happen and I needed to know. I had a right to know what I had been dealing with for all those years.
Generally speaking though, change is always inevitable. Nothing ever stays the same. That being the case then, perhaps we should learn to embrace change more whether we initiate it or not.