Change Is Inevitable!

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Change Is Inevitable!

Notice your reaction to that statement. Change IS inevitable. Pay attention to your body's reaction, your mind, your emotions. Did you feel any fear? Any 'oh-oh' kind of feeling? Any insecurity about what change might bring? If so, it may be because you need to create an underlying belief that change is wonderful and that it always brings improvement over the present. What is it about the present (or the past) that brings us such a feeling of security? It certainly isn't because we have a record of world peace, prosperity for all, crimeless streets, complete happiness, etc. If we look at the state of the world, and even of our own personal reality, one would think that change would be welcomed with open arms. So, what's the issue? Change is wonderful. Think of the wonderful things that have changed in the past ten, twenty, or thirty years.

Whether you look at world events such as the Berlin Wall falling, or at your own life, change always brings good. Even at times when it seems like your personal world is falling down, when the rubble clears it always shows that it was for the best. I can recall different events that occurred in my life-such as my being fired from a job, being refused a renewal visa when I lived in Jamaica, my parents dying when I was 20, or a good friend dying in a car accident... At the time I was experiencing these events, they all seemed like catastrophes. Yet, in retrospect, they were all liberating, enlightening, and empowering changes in my life and were really for my highest good. Because we do not see ahead to what the future holds for us, we sometimes, with our limited perception imagine things to be much...