Each day is a different set of circumstances and a different experience for each of us. However, our daily routine, from the time we wake up until the time we lay down, creates a cycle that leads us to comfort and routine habits. Such comfort creates neglect and negligence in our character that makes us forget that life is constantly changing. Then when we realize that change has occurred, we stress out, react, procrastinate, complain….
Even if it’s hard to admit it, in school, at home, and in the community we live, we were taught to believe in following the rules and a set of standards, and that being curious and creating change is not SOP … that being obedient, doing what we are told and what is “right” is the key to success and happiness in life. The attitude of resistance to change is a limiting belief that will create a slow death spiral to your practices. That’s why it is hard for the majority of us to handle and accept change. Our coping mechanism is to postpone making a decision, or “paralysis through analysis.” Our hope is that if we don’t move or make a decision, things will go back to the way they were or the problem or challenge will blow over.
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