meandering river flows. And it ever
flows. And what we look for in life is
permanence. We want stability at work,
in relationships, in happiness, in wealth etc etc etc. We want to ‘settle down’. Can we question what ‘settle down’ really means?
we are well aware that the only thing permanent about life is change itself. Yet,
we seek permanence! What if we could
live in the moment and make the most of the present – the gift that is at hand
rather than fret over the past and worry about the future. What else is possible to break the paradigm
and move to a different reality that works better? All ancient masters of the
east have harped on it since time immemorial.
Eckhart Tolle of this age has
spoken extensively of the ‘Power of Now’.
the root of managing change lies the acceptance and allowance that nothing is
permanent. That life is an ever flowing
river. That any attempt to control the
flow of life, results is hampering the pace of evolution. Not only does resistance to change slow us
down, it also disrupts our peace, harmony and emotional balance. As Bruce Lee said, “be water”. Water takes the shape of whatever it flows
into or flows through, it has no permanent shape. It takes on the shape of its container. With this basic philosophy Bruce Lee became
the master of his art at his time.
find change difficult due to various reasons.
Years and years of conditioning and behavior patterns get embedded and
embossed in our psyche that is deep rooted and ancient. Changes that are made only at the conscious
level are cosmetic and always at the brink of reversal to old, conditioned
patterns of behavior. Therefore, change
needs to be programmed, re-wired at the inner most, core level of the brain; thinking,
feeling, being and knowing; at a subconscious level of mind. Life has also provided us tools to deal with
change, adapt, embrace and enjoy being in the flow of change, the tide and ebb
of life. Ride the crest of waves, flow with the ebb and come out as seasoned,
Covey too, suggests inside-out change. Let
us train our minds to accept that we live in a dynamic world. Where chi or life energy is constantly
flowing like water. The flow is nature’s
way of unfolding reality, of expressing life in this three dimensional world. The
reality is expressed in our lives, the reality of this world, the reality in
which we live and carry on our duties and activities; the real world which is
ever changing, impermanent and full of surprises. Can life be compared to running water, ever
flowing, ever changing, ever refreshing?
Again to borrow from Bruce Lee, running water never becomes stale
because it keeps flowing. What would it
take for us to be excited and embrace change?
that not only must we train our own minds but we must also prepare our children
to face an even faster paced world where changes would happen in nano seconds.
meet life squarely, accepting its opposites with equanimity while carrying on
your duties in a spirit of selfless love and service, you will not only come in
tune with the Infinite but you yourself will become the Infinite which you
seek.” ( Meher Irani)
Sangeeta Janardhan is an internationally certified life
coach and a spiritual coach, a facilitator, behavioural trainer &
writer. Her perspective to any given situation is fresh and daring.
It challenges fixed beliefs, dogmas, and hidden fears. Her approach is
wholistic. Her methodology includes various techniques involving the intellect,
body and spirit. She believes that transformation and evolution is
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