02.14-16: Concerned but not disturbed by change

by November 22, 2011

The world around us is subject to constant change: change that is often unstoppable, uncontrollable and unpredictable. The Bhagavad-gita (2.14-16) explains that the best way to cope with change is to focus on the unchangeable: our spiritual nature and our spiritual connection with Krishna.

This focus energizes us with the confidence that no external change can:

1. Harm our essence, our indestructible souls

2. Stop Krishna from loving us

3. Stop us from remembering Krishna and experiencing his loving shelter.

Awareness of these unchangeable realities of life reassures us that, no matter how stormy the wind of change that blows around us, it can never change the ground under us. Knowing that external change can’t affect our core identity, we don’t become disturbed by it and so don’t get broken down or blown away by it. At the same time, knowing that external change does affect our circumstantial activity, we don’t deny or neglect the change; with due concern, we do the needful to deal with it.

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