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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Resistance to Change

Isn't it amazing how much resistance there seems to be to change - to trying something new? We are like machines that run smoothly until someone or something in the environment throws something into the works that is unfamiliar or that the mind is unable to process due to lack of experience, and our inner censor begins to do whatever it can to continue the old way of thinking, acting, being, even if it's in direct opposition to the new way that we ourselves have instigated. This creates more conflict - convincing us further that the old way is better when in fact we haven't really given the new way a real chance to show it's strengths.


  1. I think people don't resist change, they resist being changed. The pain that comes with life's changes is usually caused by our inability to let go. Because change causes our comfort level to fluctuate. So we want to stay put. Is all about fear of the "new".
    Resisting something that is happening anyway, is a waste of happiness and also creates stress.
    Learn how to accept and embrace the changes in our lives will help us to stay balanced and at peace.

  2. Thank you for your very insightful comment!

  3. Thank you John,
    I've never met a person yet who hasn't experienced this resistance in some way.