Life is replete with change. Processes, transitions, maturation, growth and setbacks — life is synonymous with movement, and movement is all about change. The journey of life with all its twists and turns, and ups and downs.
Why then are we afraid of change? And if you fear change it’s inevitable that it will play a major role and impact every juncture of your life (whether you know it or not). Every transition from one state to another — every new unknown — will trigger fear and impede your progress. It will compromise your choices and commitments (how can I commit when I’m afraid of what will be?). And being that nothing in life ever stays the same, this inertia would be quite often!
Going even further, all growth by definition is a form of change; it’s going out of one state, one paradigm and growing into another paradigm. If one is overwhelmed by change – this is preventing all growth in life.
We all have to thus ask ourselves the critical question. Do I fear change? And what can I do about it? Because if you don’t mitigate it, this fear of change will keep you from making any move in life. Whether you want to grow and climb to greater heights, or whether you’re stuck in a bad relationship, a bad job, a bad state of mind, your fear of change will keep you stuck in the status quo. (As they say: the known evil is better than the unknown one.) The fear will paralyze you and not let you move, not let you grow.
Please join Rabbi Simon Jacobson as he dissects the anatomy of fear, and specifically fear of change. Learn how instability, insecurity and lack of trust lies at the heart of the fear of change. By identifying its root causes we discover its antidote — how to overcome and counter fear and how to embrace change in your life so that you can navigate the vicissitudes of life and be free to spread your wings, grow and be the best you can be.