Practicality of change

Vidya Rajagopalan
Posted March 7, 2020 from India

When we talk about change, the instantaneous vision zoom towards our ecosystem (duh, the place you’re co-habiting with million other species, psst who’re dying btw) a small disorder in the deck of cards, the mild dew creeping on the table from your coffee mug, the narrow creak of the drape’s chasm.   

But have you ever wondered about changes in you and around the people you’ve been holding onto? When it comes to you, maybe you’ve gained or dropped a few kilos (I’ll NOT use pounds) out of heaven knows where, perhaps you’d find yourself stuttering and perspiring like a waterfall or trembling in anxiety of nothing. Or maybe the ones around you, gesture in clues that need the mind of a Sherlock rather than them sputtering out two to three words, or they would strain their lips and elongate it to smile as if they’re fidgeting with a rubber band on their face.  Now my emo mood is definitely rampant. But change has also seen its better days. Like the time you’ve noticed the reflection capturing your hair growth and telecasted to your eyes the richness of a mermaid hair, you can imagine yourself smiling, your teeth flashing like a luminescent lantern plagiarising the originality of a unicorn and priding over it. Or you see  two butterflies swirling in wild mating dance, fluttering over you but never caressing your skin: you’re disappointed but you’re satisfied at a worldly gaze-the creation of life.  

Now coming onto your support system or the ones on the horizon of your circles: they mightn’t always notice changes and you mightn’t identify their evolution. The prominent factor being: the familiarity and subtle indifference to changes.  

After all we’re scared of changes, merely because they’re uncertain. That’s a given factor, but we’re not just scared for freedom, we’re terrified of the repercussions. However we need to tread through darkness to recite the hymns of stardust.   

So endure the electrocuting instances and brave the brewing hailstorm as the only inevitable is change, well that and oblivion; so better accept them.

Change is your constant, make it your companion and confront it with your armour of confidence because love you’re born for greatness and your creativity is the flood roaring to be let out and now is the time to have your outlet- let it out and inhale the empty novelty.

 

Change your perception of change.

V

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Hello, Vidya,

Truly, life is a constant change. I love your reflection about change in how it is taking place even without our notice. I love this powerful line, dear sister, "Change is your constant, make it your companion and confront it with your armor of confidence because love you’re born for greatness and your creativity is the flood roaring to be let out and now is the time to have your outlet- let it out and inhale the empty novelty."

Please keep writing, dear. You certainly have the gift. Thank you for sharing!

Vidya Rajagopalan
Mar 08
Mar 08

Oh this means a lot, thank you so much

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi Vidya,

How are you? I hope you're having a good IWD. Thanks for sharing your well written, introspective post. I'm curious what inspired you to write about change? Do you feel that most people are reluctant to accept to change?

Hope you have a good, rest of the day and upcoming week!

Vidya Rajagopalan
Mar 08
Mar 08

Hi, I'm good, how are you? And to answer your question, I do believe people are reluctant of change because they're comfortsorh their safe space as it provides certain assurance and comfort especially an identity unaware of its transient nature. What prompted me to write this was the text pedagogy of the oppressed by Paulo Freire when I read it during my subaltern class

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

Great to hear! Welcome to World Pulse, by the way... it's great to have you here!

Yeah, I hear you! It's so true.

Oh, interesting. It must have sparked something in you:-)

Looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning more about what you're passionate about and what your goals are.

Vidya Rajagopalan
Mar 08
Mar 08

Thank you! ❤ likewise❤

Jill Langhus
Mar 08
Mar 08

You're very welcome:-)

Thank you!

Urmila Chanam
Mar 08
Mar 08

Dear Vidya,
You are right that change will always be there in our lives and if we are ones to like sameness we are only asking for a hard life. Even in death we are facing a change of accepting an end to a life we are familiar with. Some accept it with grace and like to highlight their life's purpose from the way they impacted other's lives while some feel sad having to leave when the time wasn't right. But tell me when is the time ever right? Thank you for writing on such a deep topic from a very deep stand point. Can't wait to read more from you.

Love
Urmila Chanam

Vidya Rajagopalan
Mar 09
Mar 09

I totally accept your viewpoint, it's very true. Thanks a lot for reading my post and giving your opinion ❤

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 09
Mar 09

Thanks for sharing sisx

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