Posted on 07-27-2013
Seasons of change.
Typically for most of us, change can be something that is resisted and even feared. It can be small simple choices and it can be large looming life events. The idea here is change will always be happening to us. Beyond change on a large scale (think life in general) there is the smaller scale within our bodies and our minds. Your body is constantly managing changing states of being. From turning over your body organs to new cells, to repairing damage from injuries, there are literally hundreds of variables that your brain constantly adapts to and monitors. Minute to minute change for your mind/body really is the only thing that remains the same.
So? Well, all of this happens without conscious thought or effort on your part; however, I think we miss a good lesson. A lesson about managing the larger changes that affects us consciously. The lesson? Consider if your body resisted changing states. How healthy would that be if your body resisted or attempted to stall the replacing of your liver with new cells (which happens every 24 days FYI). If that didn’t happen, you would end up with a liver that wasn’t efficient; this could and would lead to a whole host of poor health outcomes. The lesson is strikingly obvious, simple but also true: resisting change can lead to pain and suffering.
Sure we all have things we like about ourselves or that we do. And, of course there’s nothing wrong with working to preserve that. Don’t forget we are all on a journey of life and part of that journey is growing and changing. It’s not about perfection, nor is it about throwing out “babies with bathwater”. It is simply a reminder for all of us to check in with ourselves and our lives, check in and take a honest look around for that change you have been putting off, or hiding from and start to work with it – today!
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