Your mind, and in fact all your senses need constantly changing input. They all rely on the 'differences' from moment to moment..not the seemingly constant, but more consciously obvious presence of things.
Try placing your hand on a very rough surface. Keep your hand absolutely still. After a short while, you won't be able to tell that it's rough, until you move your fingers a little bit. Same goes with all your senses..use them wisely.
Well said Timorous! Life without change is boring indeed, absolutely , with nothing to look forward to. Still when change comes we do resist it, crib about it, even oppose it ... Shouldn't we look at change as opportunities to better ourselves.
Absolutely. People who resist change are just way too comfortable with the same old thing. It's as though they feel more grounded if they know what to expect. Unfortunately, this is very limiting, and eventually they just get bored or depressed.
Still, having certain constants in your life is a relatively good thing. We'd drive ourselves nuts if absolutely everything was in constant flux..that's just way too stressful. It's the smaller, more peripheral things that need to change constantly.
You've made a great point again, not all change is welcome, we need some constants in life. I couldn't think of having a different husband or kids That is a constant I need in life!! Stability is good, as is change!! The balance in life!!
we can't change change - all we can do is choose how we react to it - embracing change is usually good, having to have things constantly moving and shaking is probably too much change - its super nice to have same old same old some of the time just so we can feel like we know what to expect. Too much change is stressful - and stress, whether it comes from inside or out can make one a very unhappy camper. People who try to deny that change is going on or that they have stresses on them, are just limiting themselves and probably developing ulcers. Its good to see things as close to the way they are as possible, so you can react, or choose not to react, in a realistic, positive way.
Very true, changes occur whether you like it or not!! Adapting to changes is what we are talking about, constant changes causes stress so there needs to be a balance maintained in life.... your thoughts in that area.
How long does it take you to adjust to major changes in your life. For example, unemployment, a child moving out, a child getting married, relocation, starting a new job, etc.I'm learning it takes me about 4 weeks...