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We Are All About Change…

by meditative - May 31st, 2016.
Filed under: Insights for Mindful Intelligence.

Change is all around us. Everything within us, biologically, physically, and mentally is in constant flux. Our existence is all about impermanence. Our potential to thrive is conditioned by our capacity to simply roll with the movement of life, and to adjust to the constant changes we experience on a daily basis. Without a flexible mindset, we are ultimately going to suffer. Our lives are impermanent and our lives are bound to change…  no matter what is happening in our lives right now, it’s going to change… whether it be our job, relationship, health, etc.  Impermanence is an absolute guarantee in our lives.

Managing our changing lives is all about engaging and embracing the inevitable. We attend to “what is” by facing and feeling its “place” in our lives- by reaching in and reaching out for any help we need… we adjust to our new circumstances… and we “move on”. On a deeper level, we need to realize that life is impermanent and that there’s nothing we can do to get around this fact. Our resilience to life’s changes is rooted in our capacity to flow with it, and to openly accept that there are no guarantees other than impermanence itself.

Change is an integral part of everyone’s life.  We need to embrace, adapt, and then make the most of what life has given us. Life will not always meet our expectations or desires. Life cannot be a certain way… it is its way. As developmental beings, we have to find healthy and constructive ways to respond to whatever life throws us- willingly and non-judgmentally. Life is not easy, but sustaining a self-critical perspective about our changing lives only adds fuel to the fire. We need to accept what has changed regardless of its impact… feel our feelings of what is no longer, and then move on and make the most of our lives with what we have.


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