Does the word ‘Change’ scare you? Not anymore!

Hello loved ones,

Are you scared of change too? Is it difficult to let go? It used to be really tough for me to adapt to new things, letting go of my comfort zone. The word ‘change’ was a negative word for me. Change was the last option on my list. Change is natural and rather than growing with it, if you try to oppose it, it causes a lot of mental stress. With time,  I started analyzing my negative feelings associated to word change and soon I realized that how wrong I was, my perspective towards change rotated 180 degree. Before I go on further, let me tell you how scared of change I was, I cried on my 10th birthday because I will no longer be 9 which was my favorite number.

Awww Silly, I know!! I will share some pieces of advice while telling you wisdom parables that will help you to take change positively.



There is an ancient story of King Akbar and his minister Birbal.  Akbar asked Birbal: “Tell me a sentence that: If we read in happy times we become Sad and if we read in sad times we become happy” Birbal replied: “It will pass.”


Nothing in this life stays permanently. An African proverb says that even a darkest and longest night has a dawn. So now what we all have to do is to stay calm and balanced in both situations.


Once we were sitting in a group of friends and discussing about suicide issues and how can people pull off trigger with their own hands. One of my friend who was studying psychology told me, that there is only a Moment where a person can pull that trigger or can jump into the water, but once that moment is gone or he is interrupted he will not be able to proceed with it. All you have to do is let that moment pass. Just think about all the experiences you had in the past –  in school, assembly, peer groups, friends, family gatherings etc. All those moments that you have lived are gone. Neither you can go back to those moments nor they can come to you. This very moment will only come once in my life. Even if it is sad or happy but just once in my life.



What Birbal told Akbar can be used as an inspiration in the down time for being hopeful and in rise time so that you  can enjoy your success without losing your head; it will keep you and your ego in an alignment. I would like to share a story which is an excellent example of Mind balance. It is a Taoist story about a farmer “Maybe.”

An old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit to show sympathy “Such bad luck” they said to the farmer. “Maybe,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “Maybe,” replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “Maybe,” answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “Maybe,” said the farmer..

You never know what future holds for you.  Do not be scared of change rather be open to it. Take change as an evolution, your personal growth catalyst. Each phase of life has its own beauty and happiness. Get out of your comfort zone even you think that it is ok to stay there, c’mmon explore new opportunities!! Get up!



I hope you enjoyed reading these stories.
Happy Reading. Love and Sunshine, Keep Feeling Buddhaful!

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