The most powerful constant in life is the experience of change. We try to ignore it, and if things are going well we resist change, but inevitably and continually change is occurring all the time and how we deal with the changes that we face will define our life experience. Change doesn’t have to provide a painful experience, it is our attachments to what is that causes the pain. By Allowing changes to enter our lives rather than fight against them will determine your happiness.
To fear or to love?
All situations in life can be broken down into a simple choice. Will you think and act out of fear? Or will you think and act out of love?
I believe that EVERYTHING you think will make a difference in your life. I believe this because of a lifetime of experience and entertaining the wrong types of thoughts. Basically, I lived much of my life under the influence of fear but have chosen to make a change and look at things with thoughts of love.
There is nothing more frustrating on the surface than change. It comes along in life whether we want it or not and forces us to do something other than what we have been doing, whether we are ready to stop doing it or not.
Many people if not all people have at least a passing disdain for change and I think there are good reasons for this, yet I think we also all are well aware that change is also good. How to deal with this mystery of inevitable and painful movement from one phase of life to another? That is the inevitable question.
Writing has been a great experience but I continually find myself staying away from personal stories or experiences because I was afraid. Sharing your inner thoughts about things that you feel is like exposing yourself to the world and in that showing, there is the chance that what you think or feel will be exposed as a weakness.
The core of my writing here has been about the lessons that I have learned but rarely about the experiences that have taught the lessons. I think that in order to get to an honest place in my writing and in my life there needs to be a complete reckoning of the experiences that have led me to this place and caused me to be insightful, understanding, stubborn and a real pain in the ass to some people.
Your situation is never permanent. It’s what you make it. Life isn’t solid, it’s fluid. IT CHANGES. ~Change Your Life
Each day we are given a snapshot of life, a moment to inhale and then let go. These moments seem like they are painted in pictures or carved in granite, to be observed and enjoyed later at our leisure. This is fortunate because those we love, leave and these memories are all that is left us. Nothing in life is permanent. These moments of quick reflection work to remind us of the past, but understand that growth will come only when you accept them as being over and move forward and that will change your life. We all carry a museum full of images and memories but they are not relevant and real today because we are changing, and our minds must change as well.
” The only thing that is constant is change.” ~Heraclitus~ Accepting Change
It is funny how change occurs in our lives. Sometimes it is quick and jarring leaving trauma and drama in its wake. These are the changes that make you change the way that you live. Nothing will ever be the same. But more often, change is like a dripping faucet, as each drop slowly accumulates you never notice until the thing that once was one way, is now totally another. Change is happening to us all each day and Heraclitus was right, it is one of the constants we can always rely on. All we can do is work on our ability of accepting change.