“ I have been working through my Beyond Freedom Evolution course (which is a 12month success education course) and today the subject was on “Do I like Change”.
To tell you the truth I had never thought of it before but that is the problem with most of us we are not aware of what we think of any situation until we become involved in Personal Development and through self education we do learn to be more in touch with our feelings even to the point of journaling about them.
Just to go off topic for a minute..I hated journaling when I first started but after studying successful people I know they all keep journals.
I think I hated journaling because I had become very clever at having a very thick brick wall built up around me so even I didn’t really know what I was feeling. I had built these walls to protect myself well that is what I told myself anyway. It was easier not to deal with things just let them bounce off my walls and get on with what I thought was more important. Boy was I so wrong.
(but I think that could be another story)
So if I could share with you some of what is written in our Beyond Freedom Evolution course about Change.
“As human beings on this planet, we are all born into a system of change: time passes beneath our lives whether we choose it to or not. We are not given the option to remain unaffected by events throughout our day: we wake up, we get hungry, we eat, we move from one place to the next, we process countless thoughts throughout the day, we act through countless actions and activities, and eventually we get tired and we sleep. It is an integral cycle and process in our lives that never ends.
SO, it is little wonder that we can become very frustrated, anxious, unsettled or unhappy if we don’t make an effort to navigate and direct this naturally occurring process for our good and the good of others.
This was the Exercise to make us think about how we thought of Change
Q…Make a note of how you feel when you think of change.
A…I did think I was happy with change which I am when I have instigated the change and I think it is a good idea. But while sitting down and really thinking about DO I LIKE CHANGE
I don’t think I like it at all when someone else suggests the change. So now I have to sit down and work out WHY..is it my ego because I think my way is better. I suppose what I’m doing now is embracing CHANGE because before becoming involved in my personal development business I would have said who cares what I think of change.
I now know that I will need to embrace change so I can continue to grow as a person on the inside and of course work on that ego thing.
Too often people fight change because they fear the unknown. But for those who are unhappy or unfulfilled in their life, change is the only way out. If you don’t change you will be stuck in the same place for ever.
It may help to think of CHANGE as a friend or ally.
ONE THING TO BEWARE OF …As you become more comfortable with change, you will often meet resistance from those close to you. Being aware of this makes it easier to recognize.
****THE IMPORTANT CONCEPT HERE IS TO UNDERSTAND AND EMBRACE THAT CHANGE IS NECESSARY FOR SHIFTS TO TAKE PLACE IN YOUR LIFE*****
So now for your exercise ….For the next 7 days think about (and write about) How you feel about CHANGE. How you react to CHANGE
I would love for you to share your thoughts about CHANGE now and after you finish the exercise in 7 days.
To your CHANGE and mine
1. when I first started to read that your blog was on change I thought, “Well I embrace change I love to change things in my life to make it better.” I then thought ” however this is only when I instigate the change, when its someone/something else doing the changing I feel quite uncomfortable.” Now I know that you felt the same.
I will endeavour to keep a diary for a week when changes occur in my life and get back to you next week and hopefully I can move on from there!!!!
I am like my routine and things have to be done in the right order I am not so good when my planned day goes wrong and I have to have my light switches the right way up!!!! Tea at 5, bath for my toddler at 6 bed at 7 etc and if anyone/thing “changes” my routine I feel I cannot cope very well.
Ok so it is becoming obvious that I am not so good with change!!!!!
Brilliant blog then Chrissy as it has obviously made me think. Watch this space.
2. I checked out your site. I haven't finished reading all of it but did read enough to understand "change". Yes, change is something that we all must realise that is just going to happen whether we like it or not. Change is a positive thing....then again it can be a negative one if you don't keep your head up!! So I guess it is an ongoing thing. Almost too much to talk about. It never stops...
When a big change occurs in your life it forces you to change direction. The new path may not be easy, but you can be certain there is magnificence for you on the new path. It contains things that you couldn't have experienced otherwise. Looking back at a negative event that occurred in the past, we often see how it transformed our life, how it directed us toward a life that we would not change for anything.