Change is the only constant in life. Acknowledge and embrace that fact, and your mind will probably be much calmer. You experience the changes in the world, because there is a part of you that never changes. When you know what that part is, you will know who you really are. This is what I’ve read in the book Find Your Inner Strength by Swami Purnachaitanya. It’s a book about how meditation may help you in this ever-changing world. The above part is from the first chapter, and it already kinda opened my eyes to some things. All these things we learned from the societies point of view, that we deem important, won’t be immune for change. So why do we value those things so much? All these events that have been happening in the world, from pandemics to climate change to even war, showed us that in the end a lot of things don’t matter a lot. Would it be an idea to question if we are going the right way with the economic and technological progression? Should we start looking inward more?
I took me a time to realize that not everything goes to shambles, when I choose for relaxation, and not for being productive. Sometimes it even helps me to put everything on the right track again. Let’s take my daily blogging challenge for example: Even though it wasn’t planned, not blogging for a few days helped me to think more about the direction I want to go with my blogs, or about why I am writing. Work is the same. Even though I like my job, there can be days where I am just less productive. It doesn’t have a specific reason, but it is just the way it is. I could stress about not being productive for one day, and I used to do that. Then I realized that taking a step back one day, can result in me taking multiple steps forward the next day. That is why I don’t worry about choosing for a relaxing day anymore. It benefits everything just as much as a productive day does.