Thursday, 8 January 2009


Are you one of those who embraces change, or are you one of those who resist change, and prefer the safety of the tried and tested?

Habit and apathy prevent us from wanting to change. Some people would prefer to be in a rut than to change. Yes, even a rut can be comfortable – once you get used to it. To accept new ideas and give up old values and habits is not always comfortable. It is often easier for us to deny that there may be more appropriate, more creative possibilities for our lives. 

When we resist these potentialities, life becomes at best a continual struggle; at worst, it passes us by and we are left behind while people around us advances.

Change can be fearful, no doubt, and any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. That is why people fear change and resist change. But without change there will be no progress. Hence, we must learn to embrace change. We must constantly renew, and rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we stagnate. 

When change is necessary, we should just take the plunge. We should welcome the chance to experience new things and opportunities. Quite often, we emerged the better for it and glad that we did it too. This is how we progress, and our life would be richer for these experiences.

Change is the law of life. Everything in life changes. Nothing is constant in life. We must learn to view change as a natural phenomenon – to anticipate it and plan for it. Our only security in life is our ability to change. And the key to change is to let go of fear – the fear of change, the fear of the known.

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