Facing change? Let spiritual ideals lead you.

Solid ground in the midst of change

Change seems to be an integral part of life these days. People are changing careers, homes, lifestyles, and even their marital status surprisingly often. In addition, the family, the environment, and governments often face major adjustments at an accelerating rate.

Change can sometimes be so sudden or drastic that it shakes a person's very foundation. People may be afraid to leave their comfort zones and explore new options. Most of the time, human nature demands the familiar, the comfortable, the easy. It resists change.

Not long ago, I went to a meeting where various new ideas came up for possible adoption. After a brief discussion, all of the motions for change were soundly defeated. Someone said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." I was surprised by the negative vote, because I thought some of the suggestions were good ones. But most people felt that since the organization was running smoothly enough, there was no need for any adjustments.

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October 16, 2000

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