A time of Change

No one would dispute that this is a season of great change throughout the world.

A look at events in Tunisia, Egypt, happenings in Libya, natural disasters in Japan all re-inforce that we live in an ever changing world.

Our lifestyles and the ways in which we communicate, have changed dramatically in the last decade, and now the job market is changing constantly. Yesterday’s jobs are being outsourced to other countries, and today green jobs are increasing, young people are returning to farming and the health services jobs are becoming increasingly specialized.

My question to you (if the question resonates with you) therefore is why are you so opposed to change, when change is the only thing that is constant in this life?

If your answer is fear…(of the unknown), I challenge you to do something about it.  So now, you are wondering how would you do so?  You can take baby steps, like a toddler learning to walk.

How about doing something different every day for the next 7 days?

Take a different route to/from work.

Choose to eat something you’ve never had before or thought you would not like.

Call someone you’d like to get to know better and arrange a lunch date

Get a new and different haircut (highlights, streaks, etc???)

I’m sure you could come up with lots of different ideas; but at least you get the point I am trying to make.  Whatever, you choose to do, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised by the result.

So go ahead, shake off the fear, “feel the fear and do it anyhow”.

Step out of the box and you may well learn something new about yourself.

If the change that is coming has to do with your job, just remember that when one door closes, another one opens….but that can only happen if you stay open to possibility.  Above all, strengthen your spirituality….that is the foundation upon which you should build your life.

If you try this 7 day assignment, please send me feedback and let me know the outcome for you.


4 thoughts on “A time of Change

  1. I’d like to comment on your article on forgiveness, as I personally have a problem with “forgiving” certain things. I watched a show on Oprah where she interviewed a guy, whose wife and 2 girls were raped, severely tormented and burned alive. His life has been totally destroyed!! Oprah asked him about forgiveness, naturally, and he replied that it wasn’t appropriate in his circumstances, or some other similar word. How do you release your anger when someone has devastated all the prominent people in your life. He also chooses to not practice as a doctor anymore because he feels it isn’t professional, as he doesn’t concentrate properly when all sorts of things prompt memories of his family. And he doesn’t know when this is going to happen.

    Would someone please expand on the meaning of “forgiveness” so I can understand it better, and see where other people are coming from when they preach forgiveness?

    • Carol, I totally get how hard it can be to forgive such a heinous crime. I will say though that forgiveness is a process, and so it takes time, for some a much longer time than for others, and for some people they never get to that point……totally understandable. However, if one is seeking to remove that burden of anger from oneself, to find the freedom to heal and to live fully again, to not be a prisoner to the one who has hurt them so badly, then the act of forgiveness can come through the process of faith, reflection, meditation, prayer and self love. In circumstances like the one you mentioned, it is certainly not easy but it is possible. Please check this link (and I know there are many other such stories) of one father who chose to forgive, and what a difference, it has made. http://www.tfk.org and http://www.azimkhmisa.com.

  2. Hello Cathy I just couldn’t resist reading your blog. Always very inspiring.
    This word “change” is a word I heard very often at my former place of work. We often made it into a joke “the only constant thing at BA is change” You get up one morning and there is a change something new today. Next morning you wake and its different.

    This word has taught me never to live my life rigidly. There will always be changes in our lives so we must be prepared for them.

    You talked about the word “NO” in another post. Well you have just brought back about twenty years of memory when a very close friend of my family once said “if you can accept “NO” for an answer then we are friends”


    • You are absolutely correct. Change is the only constant. Life is a series of changes, and if we learn the lessons, we can move on. If we don’t we will be revisited with more of the same.

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