Do you like change and its’ uncertainty? Sometimes we look forward to change and its possibilities and at other times we don’t. Sometimes we want to change things, and at others times we want to keep everything exactly as it is and we resist change.
What makes the difference? Our attitude towards a particular change is, more often than not, linked to our own particular ideals, aims and plans. However, whatever the attitude, one thing is certain, things will change. ‘This too will pass’ – be it something we want to change or something we don’t.
In times of change… it helps to have a stable point.
Imagine that you are standing still in the middle of a very busy station with people rushing around you in all directions. You are standing still, at the still point in the eye of the storm.
Discovering who we are and practicing mediation helps us to find our inner still point, where all is well, even in the midst of change.
We look, mirror, and based on what we see we create an image of who we are and then we limit our self based on what we see. Over time, our image, age-grouping, roles and work outfits have changed… and yet here we still are. We are much more than we see in the mirror. Now, look into your inner mirror and ask yourself ‘Who Am I?’ Maybe try this guided meditation… click here.
Knowing our self:
a) Gives us an anchor in times of change.
b) Offers us the chance to experience God’s help and support.
c) Enhances our ability to respond creatively to whatever happens. We may not have any control over the change; we do though always have control over how we react.
d) Enables us to foster an attitude of positivity. If you fall in puddle, look in your pockets for fish.
When we want to make changes
First of all we need to know what we can change and what we can’t.
The Serenity Prayer (revised)
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it’s me.
When we want to make a change, the one to begin with is always ourselves. Do you want to change yourself? Next, we need to know what we want to change into. Then, in order to get there we also need to know where we are starting out from. A road map is less helpful if we don’t know where we are on the map to begin with.
Lastly, we need to take the antidote to uncertainty… faith.