By Brian Hay
And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I don’t like change. I’m a creature of habit, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Leave everything the same, don’t make me learn a new way of doing an old thing. Change is hard, difficult, tasking. I feel lost at sea when going through change, a new building, a new home, a new address. New pathways to walk and roads to drive. I already knew my way home and back. Why do I have to learn new ways?
And oh, this is so true for me with technology. I’m sure that the new programs are dreamt up by 20-year-old geeks and kids who are just trying to make it harder and harder for my generation to keep up. I’ve got a new computer and everything is different. Nothing works like it used to work. Today’s programs are much more detailed and different-looking. I have no idea what button to push just to do the same function that I used to do with a simple click.
Yet, I bought that new computer for myself, so I could give my three-year-old computer to my friend who needed one, but couldn’t afford it. Meanwhile, I thought the most current computer out there would speed up my work. And so the change was made for the right reasons, to help my friend and, supposedly, also make it better for me. So, I try not to fear learning—and instead embrace it. Now, what button do I push to save and close this file again?
I embrace learning, to make life better.
© Brian Hay 2016
Learn was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography – Brian Hay
Brian Hay is a retired lawyer and a writer. He completed Transformative WritingTM studies at Canadian Mennonite University and received facilitator certification at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center, European Centre for Life Writing for TransformationTM, in Birmingham, England. Brian took motorcycle lessons after he turned 60, consistent with Michelangelo’s motto: “I’m always learn-ing …” He loves reading books about writing and daily personal/spiritual reflection.