It seemed we were in stasis a month ago, and now we are able to enjoy things we haven’t been able to enjoy for months. By Fall, this all might change once more if we end up having to experience another lockdown.
I’ve noticed – it’s also reported – that people are dissatisfied in their current job and are actively looking for something new. We are craving change.
Many are seeing this year and a half of lockdown as an opportunity for change – changing old habits, changing lifestyle, changing career.
This is good because it’s always refreshing to shake off the old and try something new. Change is something we’re always experiencing anyway, even if we’re not aware of it.
And, it can also be not so good, if we shed everything all at once for something completely unfamiliar. Doing that is the equivalent of jumping off a cliff without a parachute: the only way you’d land whole would be by happy accident.
There’s a theory I learned in my gestalt training called the Paradoxical Theory of Change. In a nutshell, it goes something like this: when we try to force change, we don’t get what we’re after; whey we allow change to unfold in its own time, meaningful change happens.
Change and life are inseparable. They are both natural and therefore follow Natural Law. What might occur if we were to allow change to happen in a more natural way?
Quote of the Week
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
– Lao Tzu
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