Most of us resist change. We resist change in situations; we resist change in people. Even if we want them to change, we still resist change instead of embracing change. But, change is the very nature of life. It is the only constant factor in life. Change is inevitable.
Do you ever ask yourself why you resist change?
RESIST CHANGE REASON ONE:
Is it because you are questioning the very need for any change?
RESIST REASON TWO:
Is it because you feel a loss of control over life?
RESIST REASON THREE:
Is it self-doubt about your competence to meet the new demands of change?
RESIST CHANGE REASON FOUR:
Is it fear of the unknown?
RESIST REASON FIVE:
Is it annoying because it is disrupting your routine making your life harder?
RESIST CHANGE REASON SIX:
Is it a threat to your social interactions and relationships?
Let us take each of the above six reasons you might have for resisting change and change them to six reasons to NOT resist change using the acronym C.H.A.N.G.E. where each alphabet represents one reason.
Below are the six solid reasons to NOT resist change:
C — CONSTANT APPRECIATION FLOWS
H — HIGHEST POSSIBILITY UNVEILS
A — AWAKENING TO LIFE HAPPENS
N — NON-STOP ADVENTURE FILLS
G — GROWTH OF SELF ACCELERATES
E — ENHANCED RELATIONSHIPS BLOSSOM
Let us discuss the six reasons in detail and also see how the tools in Yoga-Science support them further. By tools, we are not talking of fitness exercises, but the entire science of how to live. Just simple 2-Minute practices work wonders to NOT resist change but to embrace change and reap benefits from it.
Reason #1 C:
CONSTANT APPRECIATION FLOWS: Instead of questioning the need for change (Resist-Reason-1), if you embrace change, you can see that constant appreciation flows in your heart for the changing nature of the world.
Isn’t amazing that everything in the world is constantly changing?
A seed planted in the soil becomes a sapling; then it becomes a plant bearing buds that bloom to become flowers; then it might bear a vegetable or a fruit; or the flower may just wither away;
Are all these not changes worthy of appreciation?
Each one of us is changing. Our body, mind, thoughts, attitudes, behavior, values etc. are changing continuously. How marvelous!
Everything in the cosmos is changing. The constant movement of the planets, stars and galaxies indicates change. That is the very fabric of the universe. How wonderful!
Every tool in Yoga-Science helps us enhance our awareness of everything around and within us, making it easy to NOT resist change but to constantly appreciate it.
Reason #2 H:
HIGHEST POSSIBILITY UNVEILS: Instead of thinking that change makes you feel a loss of control over life (Resist-Reason-2), if you embrace change, you can see that your highest possibility unveils itself.
If a caterpillar never changes, its highest possibility of becoming a butterfly will not unveil.
If a plant never changes, its highest possibility of becoming a tree will not unveil.
Similarly if changes outside don’t motivate us to change within, highest possibility in our life will not unveil itself.
Every tool in Yoga-Science helps us to change within so as to live to our full potential and highest possibility physically, mentally, intellectually and socially.
Reason #3 A:
AWAKENING TO LIFE HAPPENS: Instead of having self-doubt about your competence to meet the new demands of change (Resist-Reason-3), if you embrace change, you can see that awakening to life happens.
You may think that you are already alive because you are still breathing. But embracing change is what makes you truly awaken to life.
Only that which is alive ever undergoes change and is conscious of change happening outside or inside. When you embrace the dynamic part of life, then you are truly awakening to life and going with the flow of life. You are embracing life itself.
On the contrary, if something is dead, then it can neither change nor be conscious of change. It is no more dynamic. It becomes static.
When you resist change, then you are going against the flow of life. You are resisting life itself.
Every tool in Yoga-Science helps us to stay in the present and thus awakening to life happens.
Reason #4 N:
NON-STOP ADVENTURE FILLS: Instead of suffering the fear of the unknown (Resist-Reason-4), if you embrace change, you can see that non-stop adventure fills your life.
If nothing changes, it means life presents nothing new or exciting. Everything is the predictable same old, making life boring.
Our response to changes in life makes our personality unique and interesting.
It is because planetary positions change that we have day, night, seasons and much to explore in this world.
Every tool in Yoga-Science helps us to change within so that we do NOT resist change.
Reason #5 G:
GROWTH OF SELF ACCELERATES: Instead of considering the change to be annoying, disrupting your routine and making your life harder (Resist-Reason-5), if you embrace change, self-growth accelerates in your life.
It is possible that change made you leave your home to escape war, violence or persecution. Maybe change made you feel lonely, scared or depressed. Maybe you felt pain and sorrow.
But since you have survived it, notice how strong, resilient and adaptable you have become!
Thus, even the seemingly bad changes result in personal growth.
Every tool in Yoga-Science helps us to become strong, resilient and flexible physically and mentally for personal growth.
Reason #6 E:
ENHANCED RELATIONSHIPS BLOSSOM: Instead of considering change as a threat to your social interactions and relationships (Resist-Reason-6), if you embrace change, enhanced relationships blossom in your life.
If nothing changes, bitter relationships stay bitter and good ones stay good. Changes cause attitudinal shift, making you open-minded and understanding. Thus enhanced relationships blossom forth.
Every tool in Yoga-Science helps us to become more aware and changes our outlook on life and people.
To conclude, change is good. Let us welcome it, embrace it and celebrate it!
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Which of the above six reasons will you adopt to embrace change? Please share!