The truth of change is universal, a very important Buddhist teaching. We see change in the seasons, in the climate, in society, and in relationships, and some changes, like birth and aging of the planets, take place slowly over billions of years. Other changes occur very rapidly and consistantly, such as the changes that occur within the cells of the human body. There is never a moment when change is not occurring. In fact, the only consistancy is that change is perpetually in progress. So, why do we as human beings become shocked when our lives change?
Everyone has heard the phrase "the only constant is change," but no one said that the change is always going to be positive. We accept the positive changes, but we snarl at the negative ones while spending countless energy trying to undo them. A true understanding of change is reflected in our life by how we are able to adapt to it. The negative changes should be seen as second chances at life. An opportunity to learn how to adapt. A life lesson. A rebirth.
To the fearful, change is scary and threatening, but to the hopeful and opportunistic, change is inspiring because it challenges them to become better versions of themselves.
How will you change today? I know how I will.