Saturday, April 07, 2012

CHANGE!

f you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. -Mary Engelbreit

Change is inevitable, change is unpredictable, change is permanent. In this world of temporary existence where life, death and the in-between is all ephemeral, it is change which is truly eternal, and yet it is change which is the most difficult to accept, to imbibe and to believe.
Human nature has battled change right from the very start to its ultimate end, the post-natal wailing of a newborn evicted from its' secure womb to the soul shattering grief associated with the vacuum, death inscribes on our consciousness are all forms of resistance to unavoidable change. Within the plethora of mixed reactions towards this ubiquitous phenomenon lies another characteristic which is extremely common but virtually unknown to the masses, the inability to recognise the need for change, whether voluntary or involuntary, sometimes with and sometimes without purpose. This simple, albeit significant trait has led to catastrophic consequences in our lives, sadly without realisation of the cause and ignorant acceptance of the effects. Humanity has learnt to live with change, to handle it, often control it and rarely even understand it but that is as far as we have reached. Change has been adopted by us but can it be absorbed by us, can it be made an extension of our reality rather than a myth which is proven true in the approaching future.
 
The question which is inherent to this dialogue is - Are we ready to recognise the Change We Need? Be it politics, society or relationships, we are disconnected from the stark reality that change that is required. There are a million examples where an individual has complained about mismanagement, accused others of misconduct and blamed the entire system that prevails. This misleading kaleidoscope of apparent dissatisfaction is considered to be recognition while it is just expelled frustration. Resultant inactivity has repeated the same cycle of problems without solutions, not because we do not want to better our lives but because we are unable to judge what is the requisite treatment or the required solution. The reality is that we do not want to recognize the change that we need because that would be a step towards accepting that change which is required and thus render us as adaptable beings, which again is against our introverted protest to change. If change we needed was actually implemented and utopia achieved, we would be stranded in an alien environment where our previous methods would not deliver results and our stratification in society where more gets more and less gets less would be entirely blurred past recognition. Human nature has never allowed us to achieve anything easily, why should recognition of change differ.
 
Essentially as Mary Engelbreit said it, change is not only an external event occurring around you but also an internal strife, constant and conflicting, which has equal measure of importance as to your surroundings. This assists us in concluding that we should project ourselves not only to need a change but to be the change we need.

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