Seasons are changing and the skyline brings new scenery as I drive home. I guess we all have to admit that the one certainty in life is that change is inevitable! Let’s take a look at this strange phenomenon – CHANGE.
“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”Anatole France
I found that most people resist change in their lives. We seem to be unsettled by the very prospect that our foundations could be shaken, even cracked by change. We dig in our heels and fight against it with all our might, yet change happens whether we are ready for it or not! If we could just see ourselves as a willow tree that bends and sways with the wind, but is well rooted, we would be less apprehensive. It is good to allow our little perceived reality to be blown around in the wind sometimes as it challenges our capabilities and teases our patience beyond that which we normally would not have done. We are taken from our comfort zone and dusted off in order for us to face the harsh reality that stares us in the face. We have to make a life-changing decision which can be a daunting task at the best of times but even more so when we have just been gutted by change. In the face of change our self-esteem is shattered, our goals dissolved and our courage depleted – how could we possibly make the right choice?
I heard it said that we do not get self-confidence from achieving our goals but from overcoming our fears. If this is true, then what better way to rise up in life than to face change head on? I know it isn’t easy, we love the false sense of security we get from the weather man, our daily horoscopes, the fortune teller; the promises made by loved ones etc. Many of you have faced trials this year, and have had to make difficult decisions in moments of perceived weakness. Many of you are going through hard times right now and are bantering with the umpteen choices available to you. Some of you are happy in your comfortable, predictable safe lives and you are yet to experience the walls caving in.
This weekend I would like you to think of change as an opportunity - an opportunity to make decisions that will shape your life, decisions that will take you beyond the realm of the here and now into doing the seemingly impossible! You may not be able to see where you are heading right now, but with this attitude you will certainly enjoy each and every step you make.
As always I welcome your comments