Even when change is in our best interest, we resist. It’s normal. It’s expected. Because we would rather stay with what’s familiar.
So it’s how we manage the resistance that can get us past the inertia.
Change is organic. Change is necessary. Change is healthy.
When a child no longer wants to be carried but prefers to walk, do we see it as a bad thing or a good thing? That is change!
Change is unavoidable. Change is not personal.
Maybe that’s the key: Emotional resistance, taking change personally, sees change as a betrayal. So we speak in absolutes as though we were absolutely wronged, when really, the truth might be that we are reacting this way because we feel threatened. Change threatens us.
When we practice not taking things personally, we free ourselves from unnecessary suffering and free ourselves for an authentic and healing partnership with God. We free ourselves up to get excited about what new thing we will learn next!
We change to grow. We change what we do and how we do it because we want to continue to contribute our gifts to the world.
Change does not mean that what has been was inadequate—it simply means that what was is no longer as helpful as it once was.
Change happens. It’s all in how we respond to it.