Change

“The only constant thing in life is change.”
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Change can be hard especially if it’s not a welcome change. But change is part of life and therefore part of your journey. Nothing stays the same forever no matter how hard you try to hold on to it. When you learn to accept that, then life becomes more secure and peaceful. Fighting change never works, it just makes it more painful.

Change for children can be extremely hard, but we as nurturers can lessen the burden by loving them and opening up the door of communication so they can express their fears, sadness and anger. In doing this, you as a parent can become closer to your child as the child realizes that change is hard for you too, and that together, you will both get through it.

I know from working with children in bereavement that they have a great desire to express themselves and want to be heard, but sometimes they find that hard to do because the pain of loss is too great. In helping them deal with the loss, it is also important to help them handle the changes in their life. Children  need to know that their life will go on even though it has changed and that the sadness and loss they feel today will ease with time.

Through the changes in life, learn to flow through all of it. Sometimes it’s hard when the sea is very rough and you are not sure what direction to take. In those times, just close your eyes and draw from the strength of your Spirit and it will guide you safely into the harbor.

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them — that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
~ Lao Tzu

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12 thoughts on “Change

  1. I agree. “Children need to know that their life will go on even though it has changed and the sadness and loss they feel today will ease with time.” Well said.

  2. I agree, even though we hate it, change is a part of life. Sometimes, though, change is exactly what is needed! Thank you for this beautiful reminder.

  3. We all need acceptance — to give and to receive.

  4. fallcwgroup5 says:

    You’re so right. The more we rail against change, the more stagnant we become. We have to relax in the knowing that all is truly well and that we will weather the storms of change.

  5. Michelle says:

    How true.I find that we struggle most with change that is not driven by us. When we have no control we seem to be at our most vulnerable and fearful. “Let things flow….” is a lovely way of letting us know that we will make it through and to be more accepting and even welcoming to change.

  6. Jenna Dee says:

    Since I started listening to the words of Lao Tzu my life improved. “Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” is my mantra and I am a much more relaxed and happy person than I once was. Love Jenna

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