I used to be afraid of change. I liked things to always be the same, consistent, predictable. I felt safe that way. I felt in control. Life is not about safety though; it is about growth. And safety is not always what it seems to be.
I've heard it said that A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are built for. The Tohoku earthquake and the ensuing tsunami proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that ships in harbor are not always safe. They can in fact be smashed to bits. The earthquake and the aftershocks showed us that safety is an illusion. We can never be perfectly safe, nor should we want to be.
Resisting change makes life harder than embracing it and choosing to go with the flow. This is easier said than done of course, but we can always change when we want to change. And we can endure anything for short periods of time. Humans always have.
In 2011, many changes were forced upon us, but now, at the start of 2012, we can choose what changes we want to make for ourselves, for our own betterment, this year. Do something new this year. Let the resistance wash away and free yourself. Check out the TED talk below for inspiration!