Fear of change

The season of fall is one where change is all around us. The leaves change colours, fall off, and die. The weather changes from sunny to more sombre, rainy and cold. Foods change from light and fresh, with things we eat from our gardens to foods that typically grow from the earth, root vegetables, things that are hearty to keep us filled and warm. Our clothes change to protect us from the elements, more woolen in nature so we can be braced for the upcoming months.

In all of the changes that occur in the season of fall, we accept these changes are coming, that they are inevitable, and we adapt to make these changes more bearable.

Over the course of our lives, our bodies change with the seasons. Our hair might change colour, our metabolism changes so we can no longer eat whatever we want! Our skin becomes more dry, and we have laugh lines that remind us of the great times we had getting them. Not always do we like that these changes happen to us, myself included.

Sometimes we have changes that we need to make to improve our lives. We might need to start exercising so that we can prevent disease, or to slow the disease process we have already started. We might need to tell a dear friend that we cannot be the friend they remember, that we have a family and other commitments. We might decide our job is not the fulfilling thing we had once been so excited about, and we might need to move on. But do we truly accept the change and move into it, or do we resist?

The fear of change must be less than the risk of not changing at all.

What could you be missing if you don’t change?

What will you gain if you do?

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