BY SOFO ARCHON
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~George Bernard Shaw
Heraclitus once said that life is like a river, and you can not step in it twice. The moment you step in it for the second time, it has changed, because it is constantly flowing. It’s not a static thing that remains the same. Neither is it a thing that you can turn into an object. It is movement — a process.
It’s not just the rivers that are changing. In fact, everything that you experience is under continuous change. The screen that you are looking at right now is changing — its atoms are moving at such a high speed that your mind cannot even comprehend. Your body is also changing, moving, flowing. Listen to your heart — it has been beating endlessly since you were born. Pay attention to your breath, which is moving in and out of your body all the time, no matter how unaware you are of it. Once your hearts stops beating, or your breath isn’t flowing anymore, you are dead.
Where change is not, death is. Therefore the less you change, the less you are in touch with the flow of life.
A truly living person is constantly changing, evolving, growing, reaching to higher states of consciousness and transcending perspectives. But most people are afraid of change, of the new, of the unknown. They cling hard to their ego — that is, to their past, the known, the old, the familiar. But the more they cling to it, they less they live — they are merely surviving.
Life goes hand in hand with change, and unless you embrace change, you will never be able to experience life to its fullest.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~Lao Tzu
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