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The Advantages of Change

Updated on July 15, 2016

The Advantages of Change

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

The catalyst for change is the elimination of fear. Fear is the perpetrator of a world at rest and can inhibit growth and the opportunities that life can afford. Without change we become conditioned machines, repetitively enacting the course of our limited lives. We wear the same clothes, act in the same manner, have the same routines and each day becomes much like another. Eventually we bury ourselves in the mundane, lifeless actions of complacency. We deprive ourselves of happiness by creating expected paths, actions and results. In short we become numb to life, in every sense.

Change is the acceptance of learning, the practice of surrendering to life in such a way as to expand and detail our perspective. This result creates an expectation and motivation for discovering unchartered ground, and taking chances for unexpected outcomes. Discovery is surely a blessing in life and should be nurtured.

Security is one aspect of human need that is misunderstood. Nothing in life can make us secure apart from our own acceptance and love. We are so driven to find this elusive security in other people, circumstances, wealth, possessions and position, but this quest can only ever be momentary. Our comfort and security in life is based within us, as our relationship with us. When we have learned to love and respect ourselves, security is no longer sort, because whatever ensues is accepted and can be dealt with through strength and understanding.

Fear then is our greatest hindrance in life, limiting both our actions and the playing field on which we exist. Our inaction because of fear can cut off opportunities and rightful paths, and hold back our dreams and goals. Most fear is not based on possible catastrophe, but the fear of fear itself. That overwhelming emotion that sweeps over us can be disarming and inhibiting and it is up to us to find strength and take that step. People that do, suddenly realise their fears were ill-founded and not reasonable. The fact is that fear, by its nature, takes reality to ridiculous extremes and our perception of it is imaginary. We act out of a skewed view.

Change brings fresh air into life, a new creative perspective that enlivens us to experiment and immerse ourselves in possibility. Then, our dreams become something more tangible, something we can grasp and work toward. This motivation is the spark of life within us, the core of life trying to find expression in the physical world. As a result we become driven to not only aspire but also to inspire others, whose views have become complacent.

Change is the fuel of life, the process by which we find our path, our passions and our destiny. Change is like the playing cards of life with our paths laid out before us, to choose and discover.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and your comment Duchess. Read some more, I am prolific if nothing else.

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      DuchessDuCaffeine 6 years ago from United States of America

      How right you are. Fear takes whatever it is you are avoiding and makes it twelve feet tall and invincible.