“Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes / Turn and face the strange.” How do you embrace change? Does it make you uncomfortable?
Some people handle change very well. For others, however, change threatens their sense of self. Where do you fall in the spectrum?
Personally, I lean more toward the former, but I still find it overwhelming when everything changes in my life all at once.
Yet, I have to keep this in mind: changes mean that room is being made to allow the things I really want to come into my life. If I just breathe through the changes and let them happen, everything will work out in the end.
Fighting against change is like fighting against the waves of the ocean; it is best to just float and let the waves take you.
Remember that a definition of success is how well you adapt to your environment. Everything will be ok. Stay present, stay loving, stay honest with yourself, and breathe.
The opposite is also true. If you want change, but it is not manifesting itself quickly enough, it is best to relax. Stressing out over it will not benefit you. The same advice applies: stay present, stay loving, stay honest with yourself, and breathe. You will be OK.
Think of it this way: if things do not change in your life, how will there be room to bring in the things you desire? Conversely, if you are upset that the change you want is not happening fast enough, you are not going to be in a loving place to accept the change when it does arrive.
Change is a good thing. So is relaxation. When change is coming too quickly, or when change is not coming fast enough, I spend a lot of time in Savasana, or Corpse Pose.
In Savasana, our only goal is to relax our muscles, breathe, and try to expand the moments between our thoughts. What that means is that we are not supposed to think. We are just supposed to be present and relax.
If you have trouble relaxing, you can use a mantra, or a phrase that you repeat to yourselves. Some people meditate on the word “Om” while they are in Savasana. Other people say the words “I am aware that I am breathing in; I am aware that I am breathing out.”
The point is just to be present with what is and to try to relax your body to the best of your ability. That goes for everyday waking life too.
It is possible, even though it sounds challenging. But challenging yourself will benefit you in the long-run, and so will relaxation.
“Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” -Bertolt Brecht