Wind and Change

It is windy outside my window tonight.  It is blowing hard and insistent.  I love the wind, it brings change.  Change of weather, change of leaves.  The wind is a wonderful thing both figuratively and literally.  Wind blows our carefully positioned lives around all the time.  But, as annoying or painful as this might be, this is a good thing.

We treat happiness, love, self-esteem and et cetera like they are destinations.  Like once you’re in love, you will never have to work at staying in love.  Love, for yourself as well as others, is windy.  Just because you have finally reached a state of love for yourself you will stay that way without any maintenance.  View these things as you would a kite, needing effort to keep it aloft.  Changes in position, string tension and sometimes re-launching the love/self-esteem/happiness again are a good way of changing your perspective on what it takes to keep the wind from destroying all of your efforts for a positive state.

Why is it, though, that we fear the wind in our lives?  Why do we fear change?  We focus so much on what we might lose and so little on what we might gain.  By losing our job, we focus on losing an income, but not on gaining a new opportunity to grow.  When an unhealthy relationship is dissolving, we mourn the loss of security and the hope that the relationship will become once again healthy, but neglect that we are now free of an unhealthy relationship and free to find a new one that is fulfilling.  We fear first, accept later.  But this change isn’t our enemy, it is our friend.  This wind brings new air to replace the old stale air, new seeds to fill the space of sick, stagnant species.

Look at things differently, and you will be surprised how wonderful life can be.

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About Nathan

Hi! I am Nathan! So why am I here? That is my main question. I am fascinated by the current wave of science meeting with the philosophical questions throughout history. I am a Taoist and a disorganized dreamer who makes up new words to describe states of being and thought processes. I love to bring to you these simple yet powerful little inspirations and truths. I believe that each one of us is infinitely important and we are all connected. As Carl Sagan put it, “We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” We might be all connected, but you are still you. It is your perceptions that shape your reality. So join me in changing perceptions!

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