Change has to happen if we are 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 may never have to make decisions that incorporate change.
The irony is that we can never avoid change, it comes whether we embrace it or not. Change is hard because we emulate and follow patterns from our childhood that we don’t stop to question or try to understand. If we’re not encouraged to think outside the box, we will find it hard to change.
Change also creates uncertainty. It is 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 a place where we feel we need a change, then we are ready to think about and embrace change. 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 don’t embrace change, primarily because they’re less open to new experiences, because they’re afraid of the potential chaos that change may bring to their daily routines. For us to think about change, we must fundamentally change our attitude towards change. Not to means we may never change our thinking, presently or otherwise.
It is 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.