“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” — Winston Churchill
You guessed it, the only constant thing is this mortal coil is change. It’s the definitive dichotomy of our existence.
Now — seeing it’s the only thing you most certainly CAN rely on — let’s look at how we can use change to our benefit:
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” — Wayne Dyer
When the earth around you shakes, the only thing you can do to keep your head above water is to adapt. When you allow yourself to see change as a prelude to something greater, you can learn how to cope with it more easily.
Changing the way you look at something will ultimately give you a bigger picture and more coping skills. Staying stuck in rigidity will only make you less flexible and fearful.
“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” — Frederick Douglass
When the earth was terraforming, it must have been an awesome sight to behold. Continents shifting, mountains being pushed up from the depths of the ocean and molten lava spewing out of the earths core to create new land. It must have been sheer chaos but without the changes the earth experienced, we would not have the beautiful planet we experience today.
Sometimes things seem harsh but, in the long run, can be leading to a more exquisite conclusion — something you couldn’t have expected in your dizziest daydreams.
Exercise your mind to embrace reformation and to expect the world around you to keep evolving to an even better state of existence than what you are experiencing now. When you do this, you are always laying seeds for a positive outcome.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” — George Bernard Shaw
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” — Alan Watts
Play with reshaping your environment — gracefully accept the dance and move with redirective flow. You can take small steps today to train yourself in accepting change such as:
- Rearrange your home decor periodically,
- experiment with your wardrobe,
- shuffle things about on your office desk,
- plan a new jogging route,
- attempt a new zesty meal plan for the week or test out a different restaurant,
- try something new this weekend instead of doing the same old same old — inject change into your daily life and break up stringent regimes.
The human race is fixated on routine and stability and, although those qualities sometimes have their place, we could do with learning to accept and even instigate transformation once in a while to build that flexibility muscle.
Be the master of change and see how life becomes easier and more joyful.
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.” — Jim Rohn
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Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author, multi-media artist and musician from South Africa.
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