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P Blavatsky on Dealing with Change
Zones are not the Answer
The main cause of pain lies in our perpetually
the permanent in the impermanent, and not only
but acting as if we had already found the
in a world of which the one certain quality we
predicate is constant change
The idea of growth involves also the idea of
the inner being must continually burst through
confining shell or encasement, and such a
must also be accompanied by pain, not physical
but mental and intellectual.
From Spiritual Progress by H P Blavatsky
Theosophy postulates several laws operating within the universe
that relate to change and that change and the mechanisms supporting it are an
integral part of existence.
These Laws are;
The Law of Periodicity:-
For every period of activity there is a corresponding and
consequent period of rest. This is seen in night and day, the ebb and flow of
tides, waking and sleeping , birth and death.
The Law of Adjustment:-
Any disturbance to the natural progress of evolution is
The Law of Motion:-
Nothing can remain isolated of static.
Clearly Fred Hoyle’s Constant State Universe would have been a
non-starter to H P Blavatsky and her message is clear in Spiritual Progress
that to make any progress in our Dynamic Universe, we need to be dynamic as
well and respond to the challenges which inevitable change will bring.
In the following extract from Spiritual Progress, H P Blavatsky
warns against creating our own illusory comfort zone based on the notion of
permanence and not moving outside it.
if we had already found the unchangeable in a world of which the one certain
quality we can predicate is constant change; and always, just as we fancy we
have taken a firm hold upon the permanent, it changes within our very grasp”
indication is given as to the ultimate consequences of not embracing change and
standing against it.
is how it is, in the course of our lives, the trouble that comes upon us is
always just the one we feel to be the hardest that could possibly happen -- it
is always the one thing we feel we cannot possibly bear.”
resistant to change or adopting a philosophy which make you resistant to change
can keep you within a comfort zone and this may appear to have some short term
success. The problem is that when change does come you will be less able to
deal with it.
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