How strange that the nature of life is change, yet the nature of human beings is to resist change.
– Elizabeth Lesser
I was speaking with a government employee some time ago. She identified the stress she experienced working in an environment that was constantly changing. Every year, new procedures were brought in to address workplace challenges. It struck me that she was in for a hard road, since the only predictable thing about government is change.
I was reminded of Kodak. Remember them? The former photography giant who missed the digital train because they were so resistant to change. Now the Kodak name is barely recognized by the younger generations.
Recovery and growth are all about change. Letting go of the familiar, and embracing the unknown: being willing to view our experiences from a different perspective. By sharing our experiences within safe communities, we allow ourselves the opportunity to view things differently. Our world expands, and recovery becomes real.
Belinda Seagram, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Executive Director, Landing Strong