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Fear of change (part 2)

When we fear change, what exactly are we fearing?  We fear the loss of comfort, of the known, of the status quo.  Even if the status quo brings us misery, the prospect of something different can be daunting.  A good exercise to do when faced with the prospect of change is to ask ourselves, "If this happened, what would I do?"  And as the answers come, keep asking, "And then what would I do?"  Over and over keep asking that question until the fear calms down or even goes away.  Often the change doesn't seem as scary or even becomes humorously far-fetched as we realize our fears are not based in reality, but are again stories we tell ourselves to keep us bogged down in non-action.  The only constant in life is change, every moment is a different moment, none will be repeated.  If that is the case, what are we waiting for?

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