As human beings we are all creatures of habit and routine. Though we may yearn at times for things to liven up a little, or for some excitement to occur. That is why when we experience great change and adversity; such as a relationship breaking down; a job loss; serious illness or bereavement It can feel as if our whole world has been turned upside down.
The frightening thing about these types of situations, is that the individual feels they no longer have any control over their lives. Life has sped up and not in a good way. Whilst it is true that we can be overtaken by unexpected events. It is not true that we don’t have any control over them. Because we do. Though we cannot change what is happening, we can control how we choose to ‘react’ to it.
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Just as the seasons change so must you, as each new year passes, you must shed the old so as to allow new growth to come through. The tree sheds its leaves in winter, so it can be replenished with new growth, the same principle applies to the human world, friendships, jobs, relationships and a multitude of connections will cease or change continually into another form. Life like a stream should never be stagnant, it should be ever flowing and ever evolving into something new and re-vitalising.
A fresh start is a fresh chance to make your world beautiful, you must not see change as a hindrance, you may have lost your job or fell out with a loved one, but that does not mean the end of the world. It means the beginning of a new world, and why should this new world be any worse than what has gone before. Stop being the pessimist, stop expecting things to get worse, you only fulfil your own prophecy with this way of thinking. The world around you will not change for the better until you do.
Read More: New Beginnings
In a world where there is so much upheaval and uncertainty. One could hardly blame people for wanting things to stay the same. Finding comfort and security in the routines they have established for themselves. Particularly if in the past life has been particularly turbulent and stressful. But, can this tendency to want to play things safe, stifle creativity and growth? Is there a fine line to walk, between creating a peaceful life for ourselves to becoming stuck in a rut where we are so fearful of trying something new that we stagnate and become dissatisfied with life?
As human beings, I believe we actually thrive and flourish when faced with and challenged by new experiences. That it is only when we encounter something new do we have the opportunity to add to the skills that we already have; and to challenge long held beliefs and thoughts about the world around us. It is only when we move out of our comfort zones, do we even begin to touch on what we are capable of being and doing.
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