Why We All Tend to Resist Change
Understanding why change is so hard can actually make it easier. In a recent Examiner.com article, I explained the reasons for our resistance:
- Most of us have never been taught how to handle change. Our parents tend to protect us from it, so that when we get out in the world and change happens, we assume that something is wrong.
- There's a part of the brain, the reptilian part, which does not like change. It's all about protection, safety and keeping things as they are.
- All change is about loss, even the good changes. We are not good at letting go of anything.
- During change, we are out of immediate control of what will happen.
When we recognize these sources of resistance within ourselves, they begin to melt away, leaving us in acceptance of what is. It is only through letting go of control and allowing life to lead us through change that the doors start opening and solutions start showing up.
Read the rest of the Examiner.com article.