Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Power of Embracing Change

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

Photo credit: fractalenlightenment.com

Change can be overwhelming especially when it seems to make no sense and you are right smack dab in the middle of it.

Embracing change with a positive mindset will make you stronger and will save you from a lot of pain and hurt.

Although it is not easy, embracing change is indeed possible. Below are some of the ways.

1. Accept that changes happen

Change is an indisputable part of life. Even if you try to avoid it, sooner or later, you will experience one. And sometimes they happen quickly and in rapid succession.

By accepting that change happens, you release control of it, and therefore you release its power over you as well. Instead of trying to avoid change, let it happen and trust that God is always in control.

2. Lower you expectations

Most of our disappointments, sorrows, and negativity are caused by expecting too much. When you have high expectation, you are setting yourself to oppose reality, and that is just plain painful.

If you see the world as what it really is, that you cannot control everything and everyone and that people and circumstances change, you will be free from all the unnecessary agony that are trying to squeeze you.

3. Be adaptable and flexible

Learn to adjust to your surroundings and circumstances. Don’t be too rigid as it is the perfect recipe to be unhappy and depressed. Transforming inconveniences into learning opportunities can do a lot for your peace of mind.

Having an open mind without compromising your beliefs is a mark of genuine maturity. Some changes are indeed good in the long run even if it doesn’t seem so right at the moment.
“We never give up. Our bodies are gradually dying, but we ourselves are being made stronger each day. These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing. Things that are seen don’t last forever, but things that are not seen are eternal. That’s why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, CEV
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