Yes, it's what you thought. I did indeed just reference the Borg. I am proud to say it is my father who's to blame for exposing me to so much Star Trek growing up...
Everything has the potential to change. Everything, meaning, what exists around you, and what exists within you. In my personal experiences, "change" usually looks like a brick wall. As I get closer to it, a door appears. The real struggle is working my way through the door, then the wall is behind me. Comparing this struggle to nature is interesting. Are we (as human beings) similar to nature in that change is its own being, and in fact, we we do not create it, but only resist it? Or do we consciously create change against the natural changing current?
Despite our occasional resistance, I think change is a very fluid process, natural and intuitive, like examples in nature. The ocean, the land, the atmosphere...change is constant, and without consciousness. There is no resistance to it in the wild. Animals do not quickly rebuild after a fire or flood, they move on. For us, change often initiates a stand-still and most familiar is probably fear. Or perhaps it is fear that comes prior to anticipated change. I think we need to strive to defeat this process because it stems from societal expectations and perhaps our own self-doubt.
Sometimes things change around us and as a result we must adapt, ultimately changing our self. While, other times we change, and as a result, the world around us adapts, ultimately changing with us.
Although change is vital, and necessary to keep living and growing, one should also acknowledge that sometimes we should accept things as is, without change. However, because change is consistent, it can also be defined as a fixed movement. In Physics, this is known as a "constant", universal in nature and constant in time. One could argue that we no natural reason to feel fear or anxiety with the movement of change, but instead accept it as is, because it is what it is, and always will be the same. If change truly is a constant value in the realm of this life, then resistance would be unnatural and physically...impossible.
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