Change is inevitable but often we resist with the natural flow of life and choose to suffer when changes come our way. We strive to keep things the same, but the truth is the only thing that stays constant is change itself. Learning to flow in life with all the changes that happens can be critical in surviving without too much stress. Nothing stays the same, we are constantly evolving. There are losses and gains.
The pains of growing older are real for so many. The fear of sickness and loss of independence can be very scary and unsettling. Aging is for the strong and it is our hope that family will be close by to look out for our care. That being said, I am going to make plans for my future so no one can make decisions that may not be in my best interest. I may never need the plan but being proactive, knowing that a change can happen at any moment, gives me control of my life. My plan is to live a long, healthy life but I know nothing is guaranteed.
We are creatures of habit and we do not always welcome changes, especially if they cause suffering. We resist the changes that come in our lives and often think, why me? There is a path for each one of us and we can only control the outcome to the best of our ability. We may be able to improve the quality of our journey by learning to flow with the everchanging tides and accepting what comes our way. God has a plan and I believe he is always with us.
Fighting changes are like running uphill against the wind. Try flowing with the change of life and you might feel like the wind is at your back, with the warm sun glistening on your face. Learning to be with what comes your way will help ease whatever suffering you are going through. It is not easy, but one can only try to do their best in any situation.
Change is a challenge. It is overcoming fear and facing the unknown. An attitude of gratitude can change everything and open you to life itself. Letting go of the past and looking forward to the future without attaching to the outcome can be helpful. Embracing each moment and living in the now will lead to easeful living.
The Peace of Wild Things
by Wendell Berry
“When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
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