If we recognize in ourselves the tendency to resist change, here is some good news: we can use our resistance to access a portal to our higher-self. Our resistance to change represents a door that is closed to us. It stands between us and a higher state of being. If we drop our resistance, the portal door opens up and we pass through it with ease. Once on the other side, we find ourselves able to navigate change easier. In fact, we can turn any change to our advantage once we are fully accepting of it. But in order to accept it, we have to identify the root cause of our resistance.
If you are a fan of Saturday Night Live, you may recall the skits performed by Dana Carvey of “The Grumpy Old Man.” His rants always centered around change. His would say things like, “In my day, we didn’t have safety standards for toys. We got rusty nails and big bags of broken glass. That’s the way it was, and we liked it!” While his tirades were so extreme as to be comical, they, nevertheless, reflected our tendency to resist change as we get older.