Change would do you good
Why is it so hard to change? I look back over my life and marvel at how every major change has resulted in a drastically increased quality of life. By now you would think that the message would have gotten through my thick skull that change is good. And yet every one of these changes was only accomplished after the maximum amount of resistance was applied with all the attendant tears, anger and drama.
Why do we resist change so much? Is it hard wired into our Paleolithic brains? I would have thought that hunter gatherers would have had to deal with change 24/7. What was that noise? Is it a lion? Where did I put my spear?
When did we change (haha) into static, immobile, immovable entities? Granted change takes effort. It is easier to stay in one place and hope that the perfect life will stay the same all around us. But life is never perfect. And the rare time when one or two things are perfect they rarely stay that way. In fact, everything is changing all around us all the time as we sit there clinging to our comfy chairs resisting change ourselves.
And the more everything else changes, the more angry and bitter we get because we remember how it used to be and how we liked it better that way but it’s not like that anymore. Fume. Stew.
It would be so much easier and adventurous and exciting if we could just embrace change and try things out to see if life would improve. The other day I heard on the radio about a scientific study that showed that paramecium even when they are presently in ideal conditions in terms of food and temperature, etc will still leave their little piece of paramecium heaven to see if life is better somewhere else. If conditions are better, they stay. If conditions are worse, they go back. Makes sense right?
Hell if paramecium can embrace change, surely we can too.