“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra
If there is one thing that is ever consistent in life it is change. Change is just part of life and will continue to happen whether we like it or not. If we can learn how to embrace change instead of resist it we can use it as a powerful tool towards transformation.
Sometimes we are the initiator of change and often times life throws a curve ball our way in a most unexpected manner. Some of this may come in the form or a divorce, death of a loved one, financial failures, health problems, loss of a job, forced change of residence, etc. When such events present themselves they can cause much upheaval and distress if not handled properly.
When we are facing an unexpected situation in life it can literally shake our very foundation, core beliefs and even threaten our security. During this time it is important to remember with every destruction there is creation. Sometimes things have to fall apart in order to fall into place. It can be viewed as an opportunity to move out of our comfort zone and embrace the situation with fresh eyes and an open heart.
As the saying goes when one door closes another door opens. This is true. Initially it may be difficult to let go of the past but it is necessary to experience renewal and growth.
When we loosen our grip on the past and part ways, then we are ready to embrace new opportunities and possibilities.
The good news is we have a choice on how we will react to the external circumstances. A simple shift in perception is all that is needed to move us from suffering to liberation. Acceptance is the first step. When we resist what life is presenting to us we only create more and more suffering. This is an opening and an opportunity for us to tap into our inner resources of strength and courage. Know that this too shall pass and you will emerge must stronger, wiser and more serene as you embrace a new perspective in life that you did not even know existed.
Sarvasmarana Nithya is spiritual sadhaka and enlightenment junkie sharing and expressing the Divine that lives within. She has been living in India back forth for the past few years living and studying with her guru Paramahamsa Nithyananda who is a rare living incarnation from South India. When Sarvasmarana is not teaching yoga, meditation, Kriyas (specific yogic techniques to achieve healing or enlightenment) or offering intuitive advice she is either levitating (Yes levitating!) or volunteering at the Nithyananda Vedic Temple in Los Angeles. Sarvasmarana also writes for other yogic publications and is the author of the upcoming book “From Inner Sleeping to Inner Awakening”. She believes that when one transforms oneself, we are transforming the entire Cosmos.
Editor: Ryan Pinkard