“Change” a strong word. Many associate the word with political campaigns, and pending on that may feel empowerment, freedom, resentment, disappointment… Change. A scary word when it comes out of the macro-fields and into our micro-worlds we live in. Change, uncertainty, unknowing, fearful.
Most change we cannot anticipate. We jump into uncharted waters, where no two paths equal. Change is approached with force, by the self or by its exhibitioners. Where no one really knows what will happen. they just know this will be different. And maybe that difference is temporary. But if or when you return, you will undoubtedly be a different person than you were before.
“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest inhibitor.”
- Sir Francis Bacon.
Time forces change to occur. That lives unravel and realign, together or apart, but no two are the same. But if we force change to not occur, we find that everything in our world becomes different - “evil”.
This week, I want you to think about time. Is it a friend or foe? When time brings change, can you embrace the push to the future and the pull of the past as life?
My thoughts on this matter… maybe time doesn't change us. It unravels us. By the ways we deal with changes in our lives, every time we learn something more. We learn one more thing about ourselves that makes us who we are, who we’ve become, who we’ve really been all along. But in order to do this, we must learn to listen. To shed our ego (our mind) and ask for directions from our guide (our hearts), who guides us with the light of our true selves. We begin to change who we once were, and become who we’ve been all along.
But when our minds and time collide, we are trained to close our eyes and run in hopes that change will not occur, and time will not change us.
My question for you: Are you fighting time, instead of enjoying it?