Change Never Changes - Grasshopper
Nothing has changed since Greek philosopher, Heraclitus told us that “Change is the only constant.”
Change is the proverbial enigma wrapped up in a conundrum because the concept will stay the same for an eternity.
Cursing change is like cursing your shadow or as that legendary, imaginary changer of minds, adman, Don Draper says, “Change isn’t good or bad. It just is.”
We have this incredible tendency to refuse to embrace that which encircles us our entire lives because we are looking for unchanging states of comfort and security - two lures we never ignore.
The secret hidden in plain sight is that we would never know comfort without discomfort or security without instability. When they change from one to the other, we begin to get a finer appreciation for the necessity of change.
Change teaches a couple of valuable lessons:
1. Enjoy what you have while you have it.
2. If you don’t like what you currently have, you can change it.
Both are choices.
The tendency to take things for granted is a constant we need to change. We have become serial deniers of the present moment and in doing so miss the gift that it always presents.
We often attempt to manufacture change in order to escape our current reality. That can range from being involved in a constant daydream of running away, to numbing the present moment with our legal or illegal drugs of choice. That’s not change but an attempt to thwart it.
The unheralded gift of the present moment is that it’s an accurate assessment of where you are. No spin, no window dressing - just a clear look into life’s mirror.
When you truly know where you are, you can more easily navigate to where you want to go even though change awaits at every corner.
When you grasp that life is fluid rather than static, only then can you take advantage of any opportunity that change offers. Because if you ignore its knock on the door, you won’t see the options it presents.
There is choice within change, whereas the only choice you have when you resist it is to deny reality.
Savor the moment and embrace change. They are two options we will always have and that will never change.
All the best,
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