2 minutes ago
I’ve been trying to answer this question for a while now as I believe that everyone wants to make changes in at least one area of life or on a certain level. Even if you do not want to make a particular change, constantly growing and evolving also means that you’re changing.
➡️ But why is changing often so difficult? Here are my thoughts & I would love to hear yours!
“Let’s face it, changing is inconvenient for any creature unless it is seen as a necessity. To relinquish the old and embrace the new is a big risk.”
Changing is often inconvenient because it requires energy - it requires your determination, effort & willpower. It also requires you to let go of the old you, of the identity you have built, of the idea you have in your head about who you are & also how the world looks like. It requires you to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, to step into the unknown which often causes anxiety or fear. It causes those emotions because change is a threat to what we often call ego.
Your ego wants you to stay in your comfort zone, it craves certainty. It tries to return to familiar feelings & the familiar state of being whenever you do try to make a change. It tries to protect your old identity.👵
Since emotions can be described as energy in motion, your feelings are also influenced by your body. Every time you think a thought, certain chemicals are released in your body which create a familiar feeling in your body and eventually a certain state of being you also become familiar with. This feeling that was first created by a thought, then in turn causes you to think more thoughts of the same kind in order to strengthen the same emotional state. This is why for example obsessively thinking of illnesses might actually make you ill. But luckily it also works the other way around: People have healed themselves forms serious illnesses by changing their way of thinking. Your thoughts truly have the power to change your physical body, your health & your overall life quality.🌱
So the way you think, impacts your emotions and your emotions also impact the way you think. It is a virtuous circle. ♾