Your True Self - Adapt to Change and Thrive in an Unpredictable World

We live in the midst of constant change. We resist letting go of familiar ways. But change and disorder create new possibilities. They promote growth. They challenge us to adapt.

Planet Earth emerged as an integrated system from trillions of living and non-living parts. The living cell arose from a collection of molecules. The cell's ability to adapt was essential to the spread of life.

Over the past 4 billion years the sun has become nearly 25% hotter. Using photosynthesis to cool the atmosphere, Earth has adapted to this change in temperature. The power to adapt allowed Earth to stay in the necessary climate range for life to flourish.

You have the power to adapt in the midst of constant change.
Science tells us that an open or living system, when faced with change and disorder, can reorganize at a higher level. It has the capacity to respond to new conditions with resilience. It changes to preserve itself and deal better with the present.

You are an open, living system. You live in an unpredictable world. Much of life experience is beyond your control. But you are not powerless. You are free to choose your own thoughts. You can view change as an ally. You can look for opportunity within each situation. As you embrace change, you breakthrough to a higher level. You tap a creative Life Source deep within. You find the power to adapt with wisdom and resilience. Your True Self moves forward.

You can remember life patterns that work by paying attention to your habits.
Life grows ever more complex as it responds and adapts to changing conditions. Essential to this process is the ability to recognize and remember patterns. Over billions of years the genetic patterns of our DNA have evolved. A vast number of random changes in the DNA molecule eventually results in a successful model. Life depends on this somewhat chaotic process to adapt and remember a new genetic pattern.

Habits are patterns in behavior that you follow almost without thinking. Awareness of them is essential for your ability to adapt. Also key is your willingness to use trial and error to discover what works. It is easier to remain with the known. But it is also less rewarding.

Life is a mix of chaos and order. If you focus only on the parts, you see chaos. If you shift focus to the whole, you see order over time. The repetition of a new pattern creates change. Small changes can produce large and unexpected results. You adapt through trial and error. You recognize and remember patterns that work. Your True Self moves forward.

You are meant to learn, grow continually and thrive.
The universe began with a massive explosion. The Source Energy from this vast cosmic breath flows through you and all creation. Atoms from the stars fill your body. As you grow and change, you are become a radiant light being. You walk the Earth in a bubble of light.

The genetic patterns of your DNA have evolved over billions of years. They are the product of many random changes. Life continues to evolve. It shows you how to learn, grow and thrive in an unpredictable world.
  • Be willing to adapt through trial and error.
  • Recognize and remember life patterns that work.
  • Gain insights for your life, learn and grow.
You find new ways to live with joy, vitality and passion. Your True Self moves forward.

Life displays immense creativity in its ongoing quest to adapt and survive. You also are creative. You can adapt to change with wisdom and resilience. But first you must understand who you are and what you want in life. Only then can you know your True Self. Only then can you set clear, deliberate intentions. Create a life vision to serve as a filter for your choices. It helps you follow the desires of your heart. It helps you live with inner balance and joy. You align with your True Self. You adapt to change and thrive in an unpredictable world.

About the Author

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of Wisdom from the Gardens-Life Lessons and creator of the CD Garden Wisdom-5 Ways to Grow in Life Balance and Joy. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balance between outer world and inner Self. In her work Mary Beth shares her five powerful garden lessons for living with balance and joy. Using nature images she gives us a new vision of ourselves and our world. Her desire is to help busy people live with Spirit in the world.