Stumbling block

Something new is coming, a new phase or period in your life, whether you think you are ready for it or not. Chang can be hard, and a big change can be even harder. Why do we fear change? Why do we struggle against it? As humans we are adaptable, we must be, or we cease to exist. Usually, we adapt only when we are forced, but as long as we bend, adjust, and begin anew, assures our survival.

“Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.”
― Lisa Lutz

When we balk and struggle against change and refuse to adapt, these actions become detrimental to our growth and wellbeing. These actions cause us to become stagnant and we miss the possibilities of what may have been. We become our own stumbling block. We cheat ourselves from discovering new horizons, opportunities, wisdom, and the chance to start again. When we allow old beliefs, situations, etc., to die we make room for the new to take their place. The definition of stumbling block is: an obstacle to progress, an impediment to belief or understanding.

“When faced with a radical crisis, when the old way of being in the world, of interacting with each other and with the realm of nature doesn’t work anymore, when survival is threatened by seemingly insurmountable problems, an individual life-form — or a species — will either die or become extinct or rise above the limitations of its condition through an evolutionary leap.”
― Eckhart Tolle