The thing about change is that it has to happen to allow for spiritual and emotional growth.
Throughout our lives, we will either welcome and learn to embrace change, or we will spend our lives avoiding it in the hope that we never have to make decisions that incorporate change. The irony of course is that we can never avoid change. It comes whether we embrace it or not.
So why is change so hard?
I believe it has to do with how we’re parented. We emulate and follow patterns that we don’t stop to question or try to understand. If we’re not encouraged to think outside the box, we find it hard to change.
Change creates uncertainty. It’s human nature to want to go against the things that bring us more uncertainty and apprehension. To deal with change we must be confident and open to the possibilities of change.
Being open not only helps us have more understanding, but more understanding helps us embrace change. When we get to the place where we feel we need a change, then we are ready to think about and embrace change. When we’re at our most confident when we’re well past our teenage years, but it tends to decline later on, as we age.
There are people who never choose to embrace change, because they’re less open to new experiences, primarily because of the potential chaos that change will bring to their daily routines. In order for us to think about change, we have to fundamentally change our attitude towards change. Not to means we can never change our thinking, presently or otherwise.
It’s often our attitude that keeps us stuck and set in our ways. When we open our mind to life and its possibilities, we are more likely to embrace the concept of change and change itself, because we will want to change. Change is a mindset thing.