“One of the things that will always be inevitable is change, full of both vague uncertainty and brilliant promise.” ~ Robert Redford …
Whether we recognize it or not, change is a permanent, unavoidable, and necessary part of our lives. We are constantly changing and experiencing new things, growing and becoming someone different than we were yesterday; finding ourselves on unfamiliar and unexpected forks in the road that lead us down paths we had never planned to travel down. Sometimes we resist these changes, perhaps out of fear of the uncertainty and unknown, and other times we embrace them–and all the potential that they possess–with hope and confidence.
Opposing change is like swimming upstream… the water is trying to carry us where we need to be, but we are fighting against it instead of using it to help us along the way. You see, change does not have to be a bad thing; and by looking at it as something positive, we fill our lives with all of those blessings that come from optimism and gratitude–keeping our focus on all of the positive potential that lies before us instead of limiting ourselves and diminishing the beautiful experience of life that is available to us.
In life, we cannot change the weather, but we certainly can weather the change… and we can do so in healthy and positive ways. Recognize the change happening in your life, for it contains within it the potential for “brilliant promise.” Discover ways to accept and embrace it, making those unexpected forks in the road new and exciting adventures, fun and positive experiences. Joyful or gloomy, either way, we are going to have to make the journey through life.
Recognize some of the changes that are happening in your life.
Questions to consider:
How do you view change in your life? As a positive force full of promise, a frightening force full of uncertainty, or both?
Why do we often fear what the future may hold for us? Is this anxiety necessary?
What are some positive changes you can make in your life?
For further thought:
“If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.” ~ Hazel Henderson