Every one of us has heard the statement, “the times are changing”, but do we really pay attention to all that may mean in our lives? There is a progressive aspect to the statement that can be both exhilarating and frightening. Often the “times change” without us being aware of it and we feel “left behind” in some manner. Then we feel overwhelmed and struggle to “catch up”. What a vicious circle that can create for people.
There is a difference in “times” changing and “life” changing. Life changes suggest an altering of a person’s life in a substantial way. Time changing often implies change in a way of living or as a way to make something modern. Again a sense of having to “keep up”.
So what do we do if we don’t want to “change with the times”? Are we doomed to become obsolete? Should we just move aside and let others progress, again leaving us behind? Tough choices really!
Personal growth implies a time for change…a time to consider your life, your goals and your decisions. Searching for inner peace and fulfillment; harmony if you will; helps us to answer questions as to our purpose for being and our reasons for striving to reach certain accomplishments in our lives. Personal growth requires personal responsibility. Self-determination regardless of “times changing” must be present. For as we change ourselves, whether “times” change or not, we will be present to deal with whatever the world may present. No need to be frightened rather embrace the exhilaration.
“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.” – Marcel Proust