When unexpected changes happen in life, it’s natural that you might feel a sense of apprehension about what lies ahead. This can be the case even when the changes seem to be positive. On some level, you still might hesitate and try to cling to the familiar because what’s ahead seems too uncertain.
However, clinging to what is and trying to keep things exactly as they are usually only causes more stress and leaves you hanging in a state of limbo. Things are no longer quite the same as they were, but forward progress has also been stalled by your resistance.
During times like these, it can be helpful to remember that change is the only constant in life, and there is usually no way to avoid it. Whether you are undergoing inner changes or outer changes, everything is always in a state of transition in one way or another.
Rather than resisting change, it can be helpful to surrender to the process. This may sound difficult to do with some changes, but it gets easier the more you practice it. When you notice that you are digging in your heels and trying to hold onto things the way they are, deliberately relax your body, take a few deep breaths, and let go of any resistance.
Say with conviction, “I let go of fear and worry. I let go of negative expectation. I surrender to gentle positive change now.” Try to keep the awareness that even if the changes you are facing don’t seem so positive in the moment, they can still be leading you toward much better circumstances, especially if you go with the flow rather than resisting.
Also do your best to stay present as you transition through the changes. If you allow your thoughts to race too far ahead, you are more likely to get tangled up in fear and worry because there is so much you do not know and cannot control. Keep bringing your attention back to the present moment and do what you can to remain grounded and centered. Breathe deeply and pause to regain your inner balance whenever fearful feelings arise.
You might also focus on some general positive expectations for what is coming next. Say, “Good things are on the way to me. My life is getting better and better. I’m ready for greater blessings in my life.” Avoid focusing too much on the details or trying to control the way those blessings play out. Remain emotionally detached, and instead just stay open to all good things that may come to you next.
You should find that these simple steps will greatly reduce any feelings of stress and resistance. Not only will you be more relaxed about the changes as you move through them, but your detached, optimistic attitude can actually draw forth endless opportunities to create much better circumstances than the ones you are currently releasing. Your willingness to let go and trust is the key to allowing greater good into your life.