Change and Resulting Fear…

There are times in all of our lives where change is inevitable. In fact, I think it can be said the only constant in life IS change. And when change is occurring, many times fear can crop up along with it. A lot of the time fear is present in our lives, it’s because there are changes occurring, some foreseen and some unforeseen, that cause us to be unsure of what the future might hold.

When we are facing changes in our lives, no matter how big or small, it’s important to remember that fear is a natural response. Our brains can get used to life being some kind of way and when those “ways” are changing, when we can’t see a clear picture of what the future holds, fear is a natural response. It’s important to remember this.

Our minds can tend to go into fortune-telling mode when change is imminent. And much of the time, we forecast that the changes occurring are going to bring about hardship of some sort and that makes us feel uncomfortable. The fear we experience is not based on facts, since the future is yet unknown.

Many times changes are the result of the natural flow of life. If you had told me twenty years ago that I would be divorced and living on my own,,,,if you had shared that I would have left the place I had worked at most of my life,,,if you had told me any number of things that I would be getting ready to experience, I would have questioned your sanity. Yet here I am, with all those changes having taken place, and although my life is far from perfect, I like to think I’m doing pretty well.

I will also say that faith in a Divine source of strength is important as well. I know that much of what has transpired in my life isn’t anything I could have done under my own power. And the faith in God that I have had revealed has been of immeasurable importance. A relationship with a Higher Power has been the biggest positive change I have experienced, and for that I am eternally grateful.

So when changes are occurring in our lives, which they will, it’s important to remember that the fears that arise are natural. And we can continue to take steps forward into the change despite the fears we are experiencing. I need to remember that “all things can work together for good” in the bigger picture of things and that I need to trust the process and have faith that the journey is leading to a better place, whether or not it’s evident at the time.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

3 thoughts on “Change and Resulting Fear…

  1. This is a good read for me today. Going through some changes has resulted in an interesting thing that happened this morning that hasn’t happened in several years. Waking up with a feeling of fear. Shaking. I guess you would call it anxiety, though it wasn’t my usual kind.

    Just now, remembering what I was living with years ago when a similar wake up would occur (for weeks on end) and reading what you had to say, I believe my fear, both then and now, was/is of the “unknown”.

    1. Indeed…I woke up this morning feeling fear and I can’t readily tell you specifically what I was afraid of. I reminded myself of the many mornings I would wake up feeling that way and that it was just a thought running through my mind. And as “The Unthethered Soul” tries to teach us, we’re not the thoughts we’re having, we’re the ones listening to those thoughts.

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