In all of life, there is one thing on which we can constantly expect and that is change. In the universe, change never ceases and in our lives it is our constant companion.
Because we are human, we resist change. At times, we resist it mightily doing all that we can to avoid it, to try and stop it. We are often times intensely afraid of it.
We become comfortable in our lives. Even if our lives contain trauma and pain, those things become normalized and we are afraid to move past them. We have relationship issues and attachment problems, but we fear letting go. We fear being alone.
So we push back at change to try and avoid it or prevent it. Much of the time we are running away from it or pretending it does not exist.
However, nothing that we do can stop change from happening. It is the very catalyst of the universe and of all life in it. An ever changing constancy that promotes growth. And it can be very painful.
Every moment of every day we are presented with the choices of change. And every time, we make a decision on whether we resist or accept. The changes will occur either way, the amount we suffer with them is up to each of us.
We resist out of fear. We resist because we are afraid. We resist because of our past trauma responses. We resist because we are not in control.
The suffering comes to us with the resistance. Much like sandpaper across wood used to change it from rough to smooth. It scratches us and can wound us, but the end result can be beautiful.
Change can be difficult and painful and yes scary, but it can also be beautiful and transforming and freeing.
Change is constant, it is always occurring, and for life it is necessary for everything, including ourselves.
Until next time be well,