Change is in the air

A Greek philosopher called Heraclitus once said: “Change is the only constant in life.”  Whether we like it or not, change is inevitable.  Changes are the one constant thing that happens in nature and in one’s life.  Without changes, nothing will grow, become better, heal or learn.  In nature we have births, deaths, growth and decay; we have the different seasons; different colours; different ocean waves, and so on.  In life it is much the same:  people are born, they grow up, they age and they die.  Throughout your life’s journey you make friends and lose some; you change jobs, partners, homes, countries, and so on. 

Change can be quite stressful, especially when it something that we don’t like (for example losing a loved one or separating).  However, change is inevitable and, although at times stressful, it can also be healing and a blessing in disguise.  Life is a constant flow of events; it is a journey and not a destination.  Human beings are not just physical beings; humans are spiritual, emotional beings as well.  Being here means we have lessons to learn and we need to grow spiritually.  Sometimes life throws us a curveball or 2, but we need to dust ourselves off, get up, lift up our heads and continue on our journey. 

Ever heard the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?”  This sums it up quite well.  It is not what happens to you, in life, that defines you, but the way you react.  The ego can be your friend or your foe – why do I say that?  Well, simply because when you come from the ego (me, me, me), then you will be unhappy most of the time when things don’t go the way you want and/or like it to go.  When you let go of your ego and “tune in” to your spiritual side, then you will realize that all is well.  That Divinity is in control and that you are where you should be at this point in your life.  I am not saying that you cannot work on changing something in your life, but when it comes to doors not opening, then don’t let the ego’s chatter let you loose sleep.  Instead meditate or pray about it, then hand it over to Source.

Nature is a wonderful example of balance, even when there are change.  As we move closer to winter in the Southern Hemisphere, leaves are starting to change and/or fall of.  However, the bare branches are still beautiful against a clear blue sky.  Animals instinctively know that the seasons are changing and that they must get ready – and they are ok with it.  Many people know that you have to just “flow with it,” when the changes come.  Others try to resist it but, the harder you try, the tougher it gets.  Change reminds me of the ebb and flow of the ocean; although the waves and sand look the same when it comes in, it is not.  And that is the beauty of life’s journey.  You never know what changes, new adventures, people, places, and so on, lie just around the corner.  If what you discover is not what you were hoping for, or it is something that you dislike, then nothing and nobody can stop you from “packing your bags,” so to speak, and continuing on your journey. 

Change can be hard and we are all human.  The best advice I can give you is to change what you can and that which you can’t, let it be, let it go.  It is not always easy, but with practise comes success.  The more you just live and stay in the moment, in the now, the easier it becomes not to fret over the future.  The past is gone; nothing can change it or bring it back – let it go!  The future is not yet here, we only have now, this moment, to be in.  Let us make the best of it and, as my gran always said, “look up and look pleased!  Regardless of what life throws at you!”

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