Nothing Stays the Same

March 2010

Nothing ever stays the same. If you’re not going up, you’re certainly heading down!

If you’re not growing, you’re shrinking, if you’re not progressing, you’re regressing and if things are not getting better, they’re surely getting worse. Because change can be slow and steady, you may think status quo means stability but in reality it’s only an illusion.

One constant in life is change and ironically it’s the one component most people resist the most.
Here’s one secret to your success and happiness, embrace change with all your heart or you’ll suffer the consequences! What are those consequences? Try neurosis for starters. Most anxiety people experience stems from resistance to change. When you insist on seeing things as you wish instead of as they really are, you’re out of touch with reality. When you refuse to accept change in your life you stagnate and slowly deteriorate into a useless clump of matter!
I know it’s hard to accept change let alone make any in your own life, but what are your alternatives? Dinosaurs couldn’t change and went extinct but ants adapted and they’re still here. In this current mortgage crisis I noticed how so many mortgage brokers and agents vanished but a few who demonstrated flexibility are doing even better than before. I’d like to give you a quote from one of my favorite sages of all time, Loa-Tzu in his classic book, Tao Te Ching dating back 2500 years ago.
“Men are born soft and supple; dead, they’re stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and plaint; dead, they’re brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.”
In order to accept change and make change, you need to be flexible in mind and body. Flexibility affirms greater life while stiffness accompanies death. If I could just give you just one piece of advice here is to practice flexibility. Allow your mind to accept new ideas, look at life with an open mind and stop being stubborn about your beliefs. The Universe we live in is a field of all possibilities and no one has all the right answers. Be a seeker and allow change to become a permanent part of your life and you’ll see how events would unfold in your favor. It’s almost as if the Universe is “conspiring” to make your dream come true!
Best regards,
Sam Sadat

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