Change is an inevitable part of life. Whether we like it or not, change will come knocking on our doors sooner or later. However, the question is, how do we react to it?
Many of us resist change because we fear the unknown, we fear failure or we fear losing control.
But the truth is, resistance to change can cause more harm than good.
According to renowned psychologist Carl Jung, “What you resist, persists.”
When we resist change, we are essentially fighting against the natural flow of life, which can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety and frustration.
Our ego, which is our sense of self-identity, often plays a significant role in our resistance to change.
As author and speaker Brené Brown puts it, “Our ego hates change because change threatens our sense of control.”
So, how can we overcome our resistance to change? The answer lies in embracing the three elements of life, as beautifully captured in the poem Reason, Season and a Lifetime by Brian A. “Drew” Chalker:
“Reason, Season and a Lifetime
The people we meet,
The things we experience,
They’re here for a reason,
To teach us and guide us,
To help us grow and bloom.
Some people come into our lives for a season,
To share their light and love,
To make us laugh and smile,
To help us heal and move on.
And then there are those who stay for a lifetime,
The ones who know us inside and out,
Who love us despite our flaws,
Who support us through thick and thin.”
The poem reminds us that everything and everyone that enters our lives is there for a reason, whether it’s to teach us a lesson or help us grow. The people who come into our lives for a season remind us to cherish every moment and appreciate the temporary blessings in our lives. The people who stay for a lifetime remind us of the power of unconditional love and support.
By embracing these three elements of life, we can learn to let go of our resistance to change and trust the journey. As author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins once said, “Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.”
By choosing to embrace change, we can move forward in life and make progress towards our goals and dreams.
It’s true that change can be scary, but it’s essential for our growth and development.
Our resistance to change often stems from our ego’s desire for control, but by embracing the three elements of life and trusting the journey, we can overcome our fears and move forward with positivity and lightness.
As the poet Rumi once said, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
Let us embrace the wounds and the changes that come our way, for they are the gateways to growth and transformation.
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