I recently attended a church service that concentrated on flexibility in doctrine. While the very idea of this seemed ironic given the tradition and stability of religion as we know it, I was intrigued and delighted to see that even a Church can be open to change. Just as our culture, humanity even, has learned to evolve with the pace of technology, the demands and pressures of higher standards, so too must we allow our beliefs to grow with us.
George Bernard Shaw was once quoted for saying, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” There is so much richness to this realization. It is so easy to find what works in your life, to stay within that level of comfort and consistency, but by the same token, if we dream for bigger things, we have to be open to the inevitable changes that come along with them! If progress seems too broad a goal to strive for, think back to the last time you changed up your daily routine - perhaps your treated yourself to coffee at a new café that opened up, or went for a walk around your neighborhood instead of a walk on the treadmill. There’s a subtle, yet underrated reward to be found in spontaneity. It’s up to us, however to embrace change for all that is has to offer.
AUTHOR: Shelby Elsbree