Wisdom from Matt Mumber

How do I embrace change?

The way that we answer this question can be life defining. Change is a constant. It is important that we learn how to adapt to life in order to find that balance between the external and internal environment that we call health.

Change requires more than just a new, exciting tool in order to be sustainable. It requires seeing things with new eyes and letting go. Change that sticks requires personal transformation. How do we get there? Transformation requires that there be a path that works and can be followed in community, even if it is only one other person making the journey with us.

The path to transformation is rooted in safe space. This space is a confidential holding of whatever comes up without trying to fix it. Within this safe space the following explorations can help to consistently begin again. For ease, they can be remembered as PQRRS.

1. Practice. A daily focus is important, and the ground of this daily focus is the cultivation of awareness. Find a way to Stop. When we find a way to Stop, even for a single breath, we can stand beside the rollicking stream of our thoughts, roles and experiences, instead of just going along for the ride….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Matt is an integrative radiation oncologist and co-author of Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit.

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13 comments

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks.

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson3 years ago

thanks

Stanley R.
Stanley R.3 years ago

"Change is in the air" Dissolve fear with abandonment of the egocentric consciousness, to pay attention to our breath is the essence of meditation practice. Being grateful is the essence of happiness. Finding the path of love is the way to reveal the creator and reaching the divine.

All of the above is not our corporeal nature of ego attachment reinforced by a judgmental society.

Joe M.
Joe Martinez3 years ago

Great article. My philosophy and advise I give my friends, is to be thankful that we are the most adaptive creatures on earth. You have no control over others and learn to circumvent objectivity on your path.

Nicole W.
Nicole W.3 years ago

noted, thank you

Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy3 years ago

Thanks Gail

Sue H.
Sue H.3 years ago

Good inspiration here, thanks.

Vicky P.
Vicky P.3 years ago

thanks

Dave C.
David C.3 years ago

thanks. practice always makes things easier.

Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

Thanks for this article.Life is always changing and it can be very difficult at times. Though change can be good,it can also be damaging. It depends on the situation.