Many of us fear change. Change is scary because the outcome is usually unknown. We try to keep things the same – our appearances, thinking, behaviors, activities, etc. – so we don’t have to feel any fear or anxiety stepping into the unknown. As hard as we may try to keep things the same, nothing is permanant. Everything is changing and shifting from the particles and anti-particles at the quantum level to the supernovae and black holes at the universal level.
Living structures…can exist only if they change. Change and growth are inherent qualities of the life process. – Erich Fromm
Living, healing, and growing require change. Change and the future are unknown, but when we face our fears wonderful opportunities can appear. Trying to keep things the same when they want to or need to change, will only hinder us and slow our growth physically, emotionally, and spiritually. However good or bad a situation, it will change, so let us all work towards setting aside our anxiety about the future, accepting change when it comes, and choosing change when it’s necessary.