Do you have days when you find it hard to cope with the changing world? Sometimes it feels that everything has been turned upside down and we wonder if life will ever be the same again. So many people out there are trying to do their best for us but there seems to be doubt too, doubt that is creeping in from the corners and filling us with uncertainty about the future. Every era brings new challenges, we only have to look back through history to see that, but how we deal with them now, in this age of constantly changing technology, is a complex issue.
Should we accept change? I suppose we need to accept what we cannot change, but we need to be curious too. Asking questions and listening rather than making assumptions will help us explore fresh perspectives.
We can all feel emotional during times of change, indeed we can feel unhappy and negative. We need to remember to be kind to ourselves and look after our energy levels.
When things become overwhelming, I find a good way of coping is to divide life into smaller steps when possible. Concentrate on how well you’ve done so far rather than constantly trying to look at the bigger picture. A good way to settle your mind is to make a little plan (I’m not normally big on making plans or lists but here I make an exception !) Prioritise what you feel you need to do and then start by taking a small step at a time.
‘When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.’ Victor Frankl
Having said that, still, I find what helps me the most is having faith. Faith in the overall goodness of people. Faith in Mother Nature and faith in the knowledge that the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other when things are bleak always helps.
Change Change is here, we know it And others pronounce it in harsh tones That filter through every crack To chill our very bones. Hold on, we say to the big wide world As we fear the changing view, We haven't had long enough To dance along with you. But the world just turns by way of reply And can't apply the brake Surely, we should know by now To give more than we take. Oh, hold on world! It is time For us who love you to be strong; To gather your shattered pieces And put them back where they belong. L.M.H
Softly Green The mist fell over the hills Until there was no distance To think about, The big wide world was made smaller And became more manageable Until there was nothing scary to be seen And then the rain fell And washed it clean; Nature emptying its pockets To colour it softly green. L.M.H