Change; “the act or instance of making or becoming different, alter or modify, replace (something) with something else”. Change is difficult for most of us. As the saying goes, “we are creatures of habit”
I often wonder what it is about the human spirit that keeps us in our “daily routines”, keeps us in our familiarities; like eating the same thing for breakfast or driving the same way to work, stopping and getting that same cup of coffee. I have the same route that I like to run, and sometimes when I decide to change it up, it makes me feel uncomfortable and out of sorts. Why is that? When we make a conscious decision to make a change, we can become and feel extremely overwhelmed and frozen in fear because it is very uncomfortable to do things differently. If we think about how many times we have let fear stop us from decisions that may have changed the trajectory of our life, we might be surprised by that number.
Change takes courage, courage takes strength and strength takes fortitude.
And so, as we move into 2022, let us take this opportunity to make a sincere effort to change something up, if only one thing. Let this New Year be cause to celebrate you embracing “different”. We will never be vitally alive if we remain in our complacent days. We must embrace change with enthusiasm, wonder and eager spirits. Heck, I may just change it up and hike some of the Appalachian Trail this year!
It can become an extraordinary moment of empowerment to make a change in your life.
In Love, Namaste