Embracing the Constant

A cliché phrase is often thrown around by people, ‘change is the only constant.’ It is used to justify the changes which take place in one’s life. Whether it is getting a fruitful opportunity or an emotionally wrecking situation in your life. At the core of it all, it is change. These are the changes which are taking place in your life.

The human brain is conditioned to liking things as they are. Majority of us, upon introspection, will realise that our lives are cyclical in nature. Any disturbance to this cycle affects us deeply. We resist this change and try to go back to the original.

Why is change essential? The best example is evolution.

Evolution is nature’s way of telling us to embrace this only constant of the universe called change. If the first instance of evolution hadn’t taken place. The human race as we know it would never have existed. All the changes which took place over millions of years have resulted in this very moment. Our ancestors, against all odds faced off against adversities like diseases, natural disasters, wars to bring us this present.

What would have happened if we had refused to accept agriculture? If we simply said no to becoming ‘food-growers’ from hunting and gathering. You wouldn’t be able to play PUBG on your mobile that’s for sure!

The universe is dynamic. Change is the product of the interplay of various factors and variables. A small event such as the chrysalis of a caterpillar to a butterfly can have riveting effects over the existence of this universe. Embracing this constant is the only way to move forward in life.

But is all change good?

History would say otherwise. Critiquing change is done only after the effects of it have been felt in its entirety. Many would say that the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in Germany had devastating effects on Europe and the world (In no way do I justify his actions). But at that point of time, it must have felt right. We should learn from such incidences in the past, and implement its lessons if a similar change were to take place for us. As a famous writer once said;


Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion

Leo Tolstoy

Worrying over what has happened, or what could happen is beyond our control. The truth lies in standing your ground and adapting to situations and surroundings as they develop. We should attempt to live in the present as much as possible. There may be times when it feels like things are going out of our control. But we should persist and take the necessary steps required to ensure life develops and thrives.

These were just some thoughts I had been pondering over for sometime. I would love to know your perspective about change! Let me know in the comment section below!

Priyamvad Rai


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2 thoughts on “Embracing the Constant”

  1. A very interesting subject you have picked up to muse over. Present is important but past is equally important. Past is real present is foundation for future. We live in present time with a dream for future.

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