Change is scary, there is no doubt about this. I think change is something all humans have the natural tendency to fear. Probably because we do not know what will happen next. And we like to know. We like reassurance. When change happens, we are uncertain. I consider this a fear of leaving our comfort zones. We are creatures of habit and like our routines. Why do they say the best way to get better sleep habits or study habits is to create some kind of routine? Because this is what our bodies crave. Change threatens our “safe space.” However, without change and stepping out of our comfort zones, we cannot grow or improve in our lives. We will always be stuck in the same place. This is why I think we should be more afraid when things are not changing than when they are after a long period of time. It means we have gotten ourselves stuck in a place where we cannot grow or learn. And I do not know about you, but I think learning is one of life’s greatest gifts.
Having to take a “leap of faith” and trust in change is challenging but worth it! Think about it. In life, we must take risks to really live life or else we are merely existing. Think about this in our relationships. If we cannot take a risk and be vulnerable with someone, we cannot let them get to know us on a deeper level. Then we have a superficial relationship. However, if we decide to let them in, we can have a deep, open, honest, relationship. Yes, we might get hurt, but we also get to experience love, joy, closeness, and the ability to be our real selves and have another accept this. It is the same with change. It might be good or it might be bad but we have to experience it in order to feel like we are living our life.