Don’t Fear Change. Change Fear.

As humans, there are many of us out there who love the simple comforts of life, routine, and consistency. We know what to expect and when, for the most part. How could one not find a bit of comfort and solace within the regularity of things? It is when we begin to seek the regularity that we are no longer accepting, but searching, for the things we already know. This can become problematic when one thinks of change. If we search for sameness, what happens when we are approached by difference? Do we bow our head to look down at the life we know or do we look up and ponder the mysterious beauty that lies above? It’s the fear of looking up that can keep us from seeing the stars, from seeing that we are all the stars.
Fearing change is considered fairly normal in today’s society, being a stargazer is considered risky. We often hear friends and strangers alike refer to themselves as, “creatures of habit,” giving just cause to fearing change. I’m sure we can all think of a time when someone offered us an awesome opportunity, no matter how big or small, that we were afraid of. Now we can begin to see that the fear can hold us back. It can put a delay on, or even halt, the evolution of our lives. Remember, we are the creators after all. I know fear can be immobilizing, that it can stop us from breathing, but we can’t let it stop us from being.
We all know about fight or flight mode, the fear response. In those times of crisis, we don’t think. We act and react to the present moments around us. Fear no longer impedes our natural response to the world around us. In those rare moments, we are fully being. Facing our fears is going to be scary, obviously. It’s not impossible though. I have grown up completely terrified of heights…I don’t enjoy the sensation of my feet not being on the ground. As I get older, I realize how much opportunity that could pull out of my life. I know I must conquer it, but that doesn’t mean I’m jumping out of a plane tomorrow. Being conscious of the fear, accepting it is there, and fighting to let go is the key to changing a fear cycle.
We are adaptable creatures. We can learn to stop being afraid. Each time we learn something new, take a chance, and move forward, we are changed. We don’t fear all change. Each day is a chance to live blissfully, fearlessly, and thankfully. We can change our fears. That’s one more gift of consciousness. So please, don’t fear change, change fear. As always, thanks for listening and safe journeys.

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