“Change is the only constant in life” – Heraclitus
It is from this philosophy that we must emphasize on the necessity of being mentally, spiritually and physically primed for change in all facets of our lives.
One could also illustrate the idea about change and it’s perpetual presence with another thought of Heraclitus. He said that “no man shall ever step into the same river twice”. Even though the river runs it’s same course & the current flows with similar familiarity, it’s what’s underneath the surface that constantly changes. The sunken landscape below the surface is endlessly changing. It’s the process of erosion that dramatically affects the arrangement of all natural and artificial features of any landscape. Over time most everything erodes in some fashion or another. Be prepared to discuss more on the process of erosion later. Right now I want to touch on the capacity of brute force that a meandering river carries with it.
You see, you may cross this same river numerous times throughout your life but never will your path be the same. It’s the motion of water and the strength behind its momentum that make it one of the most powerful forces on Earth. It can drastically change environments without a moment’s notice, especially the environment underneath it all.
If you haven’t noticed I am using the meandering river as a representation of change. Whilst change could be invisible to the naked eye, it’s the ever-changing setting churning below the surface that we must embrace and welcome without reluctance. In other words we must not fear change, it is going to happen whether we like it or not.
Now let’s delve into the mechanics of all things, change. Mechanics are basically when we apply something, usually mathematical in nature, that deals with motion and in turn, this forces the manufacturing of progressive motion. To put it into simpler terms, mechanics are the practicalities or details of something.
So what are the mechanics of change then? We will come back around to what I believe them to be. But first I would like to discuss why we must embrace change. I know why I must and will continue to embrace change for my life’s entirety. Do you embrace change or do you fear change?
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
Why do people fear change? What is the topical reason for not accepting change? Why is society so resistant to the inevitable change that will continuously arise throughout our lives?
I believe it can be boiled down to a few things but first and foremost the main reason for fear of change is elementary. Almost everyone of us know how to live for today, few of us plan for tomorrow and hardly anyone can anticipate the fact that there will be days after tomorrow. It seems that so many people lives, nowadays, are conducted by a series of short-term plans without the urge or ability to contemplate the method of sustainability.
So what are the mechanics of change? What are some basic behaviors we can practice to help us embrace change and get positive results? How do we make sense of change and move with it with forward momentum? I will touch on what I believe are imperative in embarking towards embracing change. You may not agree with me and I may not agree with you, but my opinion is my own. After all, what agrees, disagrees.
The first step towards embracing change is to develop a routine that breathes betterment into your overall well-being. These routines could range from a daily workout to creatively writing, or even reading on a consistent basis. It’s when we improve ourselves through a habitual hobby that we leave little, to no room, for our thoughts to drift away towards all things negative in our life. We are focused on bettering ourselves. It’s the fact that when we find something we are passionate about, our inner mechanism of success switches on and we portray the possibilities of a prominent future.
The second step in accepting the change happening in your life is to release yourself from all the negative platforms that aren’t letting you cut yourself free from all the bullshit. I will use FaceBook as a perfect example. While the BookFace seems innocent it’s accessibility to the overall psychological effects of our society is trending towards all hell breaking loose, sooner rather than later. Nowadays everybody has turned into a political science major and the outrage one exemplifies when that “guy they met a that party back in ’11 doesn’t agree with his beliefs” his temper flares and in his inability to entertain wit he de-friends him and considers him an idiot. What ever happened to the good ole days of talking shit with your buddy and maybe throwing a few punches and then finishing the pitcher of MGD (gross) together and laughing about it? Basically cut off the bullshit feeders in your life and pay attention to the moment your in, instead of looking for a place where reality is scripted.
The third step in would be the ever effective importance of communication. We can’t just expect what we to change about ourselves or with someone else we don’t communicate the fact that we want change. You can’t just expect change from someone else if you can’t communicate your own wants and needs of change. So speak freely about the change you wish to see; with your own eyes you will witness the change you seek.
The fourth step is going to be the toughest for most all of us. It’s the simplest way to embrace this change thing I keep bringing up. It’s the one that keeps Ego on the bench and creates doors for the closed mind. Debates are won with this tactic and belligerent attitudes are tamed. All you need to do is let down that stubborn guard of yours and genuinely absorb what your opponent is trying to stay. Allow yourself to grow from what others believe and there will be an organic sense of kindness that humankind could definitely use right about now. When we get back to the days of respecting the opinions of others, we communicate with more optimism, from here we form a camaraderie, and that makes us more dangerous than the establishment would want us to be. Remember if you aren’t a politician then we are all in the same boat. I don’t want it to sink. Do you? If we join together, it won’t.
The fifth step is to educate yourself. Educate yourself in all things that you feel may bring you an unexpected change. Read more often. Read more often. Pick up a new hobby, find something that gives you a new purpose in life, maybe it’s something that fills a void of something you miss. Just do something that breathes a wholesome kind of you, shed a new leaf on the tree of your life.