The acceptance of change

We fear change, yet the most certain thing in life is constant change. Everything or everyone is temporary, change like the seasons, the day, the moon, the sky, nature, the universe is inevitable.

We become comfortable in our discomfort zones, too scared to dip our toe in the cold water of something new.

We endure suffering, putting off or fearing change, and we stay stuck and even when something does change we spend endless energy and more suffering denying it. Pretending it isn’t or hasn’t happened.

Instead, if we accept that everything is temporary, a constant flowing river of different occurrences and whatever occurs that we can not control has already happened and therefore can not be reversed, then the suffering goes. We no longer deny it, peace comes and the fear of the uncertain future subsidies as we step away from our thoughts of the future and become at peace with this present moment.

We do not have to be happy about every change but accepting it brings peace within that enables us to find joy in life now instead of suffering within from the thoughts and fears of the endless changing life, world and universe.

Change is always an opportunity if we are at peace within and it is always fear and suffering if we resist it.

What if we don’t

How much of what we do on a daily basis in life is out of a habit coupled with the fear of ‘what if we don’t do x’?

If we were free of the fear and conscious what would we do or not do?

So fear is about ‘what if we don’t do’ and it could be replaced with ‘what if I did’. If we stopped doing many of the likely pointless habitual things that we do out of fear of not doing, then we would have more time to enjoy doing the things that really matter.