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Truth When You Need It

The only thing that is constant is change, said the ancient philospher, Heraclitus. And certainly nothing has changed since then!

And yet we expend enormous energies in resisting change. Generally, risk is assigned to and evaluated based upon change, while avoiding change is assumed the safer option. What a profound contradiction of the nature of things.

Let us examine the fear of change. Immediately we should recognize that fear is contrary to divine law. "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." "Perfect love casteth out fear."  Next, considering that God is infinite, there is a lot of ground to cover, and repeating the same thing over and over is counter to the nature of creation, infinite unfoldment.

Surely we need stability somewhere in our lives!? Yes. It is in our allegiance to the unchanging source of good, "with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." It is in "Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience porportionably to their occupancy of your thought." (S&H)

Now, willing change just for the sake of change is not the idea here. But opening thought to "I will make all things new" each day, guarding against the defensive, fearful mode, letting this thought take the lead: "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way."(S&H) - will keep us perpetually young and vibrant.

note: quotes from the Bible unless otherwise noted

 


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