Life is a process of change in constant motion.
Imagine a river where water flows.
It never stops and nothing will ever be the same.
Hence, the concept of “stability” is only an idea of the mind.
Change is part of life and the static would be death.
Whether we perceive it or not, changes are a permanent part of our present.
However, it is often events that remind us of this reality and invite us to become aware of the impermanence.
A vision that will help us to understand and deal better with them is that every change entails a teaching, an opportunity that opens us to a new and different perspective of things.
Every event or difficulty appears to awaken, heal and transform us, leading us to develop our fullest potential. A better version of ourselves.
Throughout life we participate in our changes through our decisions, but when this is not the case, and it’s life that brings the changes (health, loss of a loved one, relationships, economic difficulties…), assuming these changes can be painful, uncomfortable, difficult to understand… and we experience a long or short period of crisis.
As Buddha said, “Pain is unavoidable, suffering is optional”.
Resistance to not accepting these processes produces suffering.
But even if a change involves pain, we will always be choosing the attitude with which to deal with it.
We can make the healthiest, most conscious decision and contribute to our well-being.
Depending on the situation and the change we are experiencing, some ideas about these healthy attitudes can be: resilience, optimism, creativity… attitude is going to be decisive in our life.
On the other hand, taking the experiences of change as a learning experience will help us to stop feeling like a victim of our circumstances, to take back responsibility, to develop the best of ourselves, and over time, to feel grateful, for what that change made flourish in us and in our lives.
– Jose A. Manchado