24 Jul 2011
Change is something we all shy away from because it seems daunting, even scary, but change is necessary. It gives us a different perspective. From the minute we’re born we physically change. We know it’s the cycle of life, so we’re happy to accept it; but we seem to find psychological change difficult.
Change is having the ability to be able to move from one situation to another. For some people change is usually brought about by a desire to want to change, but it’s something that needs to be recognised, if it is to happen.
Unfortunately, when we don’t look to change or think about change, it’s easy to stay stuck in a routine, which can’t broaden our horizons, or our spiritual growth. How many of us will hold a job without even thinking about the possibility of finding something else, exploring new horizons, potentially earning more money, taking on more responsibility?
I think initially people don’t want to change, because they’re scared to delve into unknown territory. A familiar situation is always more comforting. It’s assumed that when we gamble with change we take risks, because change is exciting, but risky that some people may not be comfortable with. That part to some degree is inevitable and therefore not so easy to accept.
Without change we are less likely to have a go at new things. We will more than likely shop at the same grocery store; eat the same foods and paint our houses the same colour. We will stop ourselves from learning and experiencing new things, but change helps us grow. It is important.
When we bring about change, we will psychologically clear the closet and wipe the slate clean. We will also begin to see that we can live a new life, take a new approach and see for ourselves that change isn’t as scary as we once thought.