They say change is as good as a holiday, and in a fairly straightforward literal way, the notion that a shift from one’s regular occupation is as restorative as a holiday is a plausible one. Change is the only constant in life, yet humans are evolutionarily predisposed to resist change because of the risk factor. Despite this resistance to change, recent developments, especially in communications and technology, require us to be even more receptive to change.

Change can be a mighty while also being a distressing force.  With change comes opportunity —the harbingers of change may present themselves at those crossroads of our lives where seismic events shake our foundations and all that is comfortable. Be it a move, an idea, or a situation that throws us headlong into circumstances where we have to sink or swim. Change brings with it uncertainty —there are also times when the signs that we are transitioning to a new phase are disguised as such that unless we lift those habitual blinders that took years to develop, we will not be ready to understand what the Universe wants us to know.

Society seems to encourage us to live in what our relative cultural experience defines as the status quo and not necessarily what really lies beyond, which might be hindering us from growing, and as we all know, growth is not found in comfort zones. Change is a process that plays itself out on all levels differently for everyone. Ours is to learn to embrace the forces of change, meet them head on and hope for the best. The worst that can happen is we learn something new, or even better, gain a unique experience

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