Friday, November 18, 2016

Change and survival

Many of us resist change so strongly. And yet it's such a normal part of life. Perhaps change would be easier to handle if we were more able to take it as it comes and flow with it.

A Charles Darwin quote comes to mind: "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

Perhaps each of us would do well to examine our thoughts and feelings about change—and be willing to make some adjustments in how we view it and face it. If you constantly struggle against change and fight it, think about all the energy you spend on that—especially if the change is inevitable anyway. See if you can approach it in another way. See whether you can lean into it and possibly even embrace it. Think about what might even be gained by the changes rather than simply focusing on what's lost.

I'm reflecting these days on what this means for me. What about you?

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