Life is all about Change and just as the seasons change we change too.
Change is inevitable and if we fight it life is hard. When we move with it, in the flow of it life is easy.
Learning to flow with life is the challenge most of us humans have. If you watch nature most things just flow, no resistance and when there is resistance there is catastrophe! Earthquakes are an example of resistance in the natural world. We too often have life give us examples of our own catastrophic results of our resistance to change; Heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, depression all of these are our bodies way of saying “things are not alright with me!”.
So how do we avoid the catastrophes or repair the damage after a catastrophe? Well, it requires us to change what is not working. I know I can here you saying, “I do not even know what to change” or “It is uncomfortable”. Have you ever heard the saying “Anything worth having takes work?” It’s true, but I am here to tell you “YOU” are worth the work, discomfort and challenge.
Let’s break it down as to why change is so difficult; did you know that your Mind would rather be comfortable than change the status quo? That’s right, your mind is so powerful that it is getting in the way of you making the changes necessary for better health, more happiness and total wellness. As a matter of fact your mind is the thing that is controlling your every action, your Sub-conscious mind. It is kind of like having an entity that lives in your head at a control panel that decides everything that you are going to do, say or be. I don’t know about you but that thought is scary! In essence your sub-conscious, that part that lives beneath the surface that you are not consciously aware of has ultimate power over your every thought and action. Here is the other problem; your mind has been making decisions about everything that has ever happened to you from the moment you were born and possibly before that too. The limiting decisions are the ones that are getting in the way. It is like having filters that block you from even seeing the good that is all around you. Say you had an experience where you were on the school grounds and some bully came up and took your lunch away from you and you were really hungry! Your mind could have made a decision that said “My food will be taken away from me so I need to eat it fast”. The results would be that you would have difficulty letting food go and you would eat really fast which would make you eat more of it. Or, your mind could have made the decision that “I can’t get what I want or need”. Well, then you could have the experience of never feeling like you deserve to have anything money, a partner, the right job no matter how hard you try. Now neither of these scenarios would be conscious, it would be an underlying program that your mind keeps running so that it can feel in control. Here is the other thing about the mind, it would rather be right than happy. Wow, that’s a kicker.
What I am getting at here is that I know change is hard. But it is not because you are lazy or have no will power. It is because you have been looking in the wrong place to fix the problem. It is not about you beating you up because you can’t, it is about you honoring you in the process of the change and waking up to the truth of what is really going on!
Change is a Really Good Thing, it means we are flowing with life and not against it. just remember to love yourself along the way.