Afraid of the Unknown

Stuart WildeQ: You talk about people being afraid of moving into the unknown. How important is change in a person's life?

A: Naturally we are scared to move into the unknown because our personality relies a lot on the symbols, psychological structures, and associations we develop. We become comfortable in a society, and with a group of people -- work mates, family, and friends. 

However, embracing change is a matter of giving away or letting go of old traits. It's all a matter of lowering your resistance and trusting. You can't become something more if you can't let go of where you find yourself today.

Change is perpetual. One way of evaluating your spirituality is by the freedom and looseness that you enjoy. It's the concept of being ready for perpetual change, for change means that your energy is oscillating quickly, your life is fresh, and you are in an expanding evolution.

The ego/personality likes to create rhythm and structure. It seeks to hold you in place, where it can feel safe, where you can develop associations, observers, status, and importance.

The ego likes to nail you down. It doesn't like anything unexpected happening. Boring and stale feels safe to the ego.

The spiritual traveler moves at speed, holding on to very little, tolerating their challenges, and accepting life as they find it.

Moving into the unknown is a matter of melting the resistance that one has to change, taking responsibility, and being able to accept that nothing is permanent and it doesn't have to be for you to feel secure. For in the end, we will all change and melt into something bigger and better. 

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That's the nature of the spiritual journey, and that's pretty cool in my view. Give yourself away today to become something more tomorrow.

This article is excerpted from:

Simply Wilde by Stuart Wilde with Leon Nacson.Simply Wilde
by Stuart Wilde with Leon Nacson.

Excerpted with permission of the publisher, Hay House 

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Stuart WildeAuthor and lecturer Stuart Wilde is one of the real characters of the self-help, human potential movement. His style is humorous, controversial, poignant, and transformational. He has written several books, including those that make up the very successful Taos Quintet, which are considered classics in their genre. They are: Affirmations, The Force, Miracles, The Quickening, and The Trick to Money Is Having Some. Stuart's books have been translated into more than ten languages.

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