Change or Die

Most people are very reluctant to change even though they know they should. If you think severe heart disease is a critical enough trigger to make people change, it rarely is

If you were given the choice “change your behaviour or die”, would you change?

 

Naturally the majority of people would say “yes”, but would you? Of the people that have serious heart bypass surgery every year, in around half of cases the bypass grafts have clogged up again within 5 years. Many of these people could have avoided a return of their heart problems and further surgery by switching to a healthier lifestyle. Even after this massively invasive and expensive surgery, 90% of people do not change their lifestyle.

 

Most people are very reluctant to change even though they know they should.  You would think severe heart disease would be a critical enough trigger to make people change, but in fact, this rarely lasts longer than a few weeks. Even when people are given factual reasons why they should change, it is not enough. Continue reading “Change or Die”

Silent Change

We all see things about ourselves, our relationships, and our world that we want to change. Often, this desire leads us to take action toward inner work that we need to do or toward some external goal.

Letting Nature Work

Change can enter our lives silently and this change can be just as important as change we have worked hard for.

We all see things about ourselves, our relationships, and our world that we want to change. Often, this desire leads us to take action toward inner work that we need to do or toward some external goal. Sometimes, without any big announcement or momentous shift, we wake up to find that change has happened, seemingly without us. This can feel like a miracle as we suddenly see that our self-esteem really does seem to be intact, or our partner actually is helping out around the house more. We may even wonder whether all of our hard work had anything to do with it, or if it just happened by way of grace. Continue reading “Silent Change”