The Inevitability of Change

Life can seem so tenuous; at any minute the bottom can fall out as we experience some type of adversity. There are not many of us that have not experienced this; we are traveling along, living our lives, when wham - we are hit by an event that we do not desire. This may be the loss of a job, death of a loved one, a major illness or financial disaster. All we know is, the life we took for granted and often complained about, now looks pretty good. 

It is no wonder so many of us have pervasive feelings of anxiety and stress peppered with moments of relief and happiness.  Our problem may lie in the resistance of what life is guaranteed to bring all of us: change. We only want the change of our choosing yet, that is not our choice to make. Our bodies are vulnerable, our earth experiences regular catastrophes, our relationships change through choice or loss.  Life humbles us and lets us know that ultimately, we are not in charge; not in the way we prefer anyway. 

Our souls love the wealth of experiences that prompt our growth. Yet, it is our ego's resistance to the inevitability of change that creates our unhappiness and it lies in the rigidity with which we frame our lives. If we seized the opportunity to take what we can from what we are dealt, to make the proverbial "lemonade from lemons."we would find some type of relief. The time when life hands us that gut-wrenching experience, when these words seem insulting and nonsensical, is when we need to search it out the most. It is this time when we need to reach for trust in a plan greater than ours. Trust can be the foundation upon which we lay our fears and our anger and our confusion. 

We have lost our connection with the Truth of who we really are. If we moved toward aligning ourselves with our True Self, not the one made of skins and bones or the one defined by our relationship status or bank account or career title, we would understand that within this connection, we find a sense of peace, joy and clarity not built upon things that can be taken away. To find this connection, we have to unplug from the distractions of our ego and the busyness our world often demands from us.

Here, within this quiet connection, we finally realize that the tangible things we have placed our trust in are bound to disappoint us. However, we can change our perspective and push our fears aside by placing our Trust in what the Universe has planned for us which is not necessarily easier,  however it is often grander, than we could ever dare to imagine.

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