I’ve been thinking a lot about change lately, and more specifically, peoples reactions to change.
It seems to me that people generally take one of two stances when it comes to change; they either embrace it and consider it a welcome challenge to benefit from, or they resist it out of fear or a need to feel safe.
I happen to be of the embrace change mindset, and have difficulty understanding those who resist change.
I mean, I understand feeling fear of the unknown – have lived it many times.
And I understand that one can have a sense of being safe with that which is most familiar to them.
I understand there are people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) for whom change would be a significant challenge to cope with.
What I have difficulty understanding is how some people fight even the simplest of changes – like moving a chair in the living room.
Today I am able to embrace change because I am much more in tune with the way I believe the universe communicates with me. Once upon a time I was not so aware of how to ‘read’ messages from the universe and I struggled, sometimes painfully, with understanding how I was being encouraged to move in a certain direction. . .to change.
Now when change comes my way I usually say, “Bring it on!” I am excited as I consider where new ideas, new events, new patterns in my life might take me. And I am okay with not knowing, in the midst of the change, where I will end up. I have learned to trust that life is meant to be lived, and that whatever it is that guides the directions I go in life, I can trust that they are exactly the right directions for me.
And at this moment in time I celebrate where I am and the journey I took to get here.