Embracing Change

“We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are” -Max de Pree

Learning to embrace change is very important in our daily lives. By embracing change in your life, you allow this transformation to become a permanent factor in your spiritual development. One spiritual trailblazer, Mahatma Gandhi who embodied all of these traits, stated “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so dies the attitude of the world change towards him? This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”

Perhaps the most important constant, as we embrace change, is to keep your mind from spinning or spiraling out of control. The challenges of the past and the uncertainty of the future can distract us from the here and now. It is too easy to get locked into a pattern of believing that the thoughts in our heads are all there when we cycle through those same thoughts over and over again.

Change can be trying under the best of circumstances. However, we must use our consciousness to transform our thoughts about change and BE what we desire to be.

One way to achieve change is to remove judgment from our perceptions. Secondly, we can choose to analyze the truth of our situations through observation and reflection. Viewpoints used to embrace change may lead toward unique paths of sensitivity as well as tie up any loose ends that may erode us emotionally and mentally. Change is ever-present and it is important to look at the patterns of our own life in your community and family. Every positive change made has the capacity to embrace love; every breath and every action you achieve is a reflection not only of your infinite self, but the infinite love of the universe.