10. The Law of Change
“History repeats itself until we learn the lessons we need to change our path.”
Albert Einstein said,
“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”
He was very right. I love the tenth law of Karma because not only does it remind you that change is good, but it inspires you to be creative. It’s so easy to fall into a pattern of familiarity, to get comfortable in your unhappiness. I strive to do something different as often as I can. As an expecting mom who is constantly on the go, this has definitely been harder of late, but you realize that you can still mix up your routine in crafty ways. Be creative with your time, with your ideas and with your finances and you can make a little bit go a long way.
“Familiar” can be more comfortable but it can also be miserable. Why keep doing the same thing if you are not getting what you want out of them? Our lives are so fleeting, so fragile, a routine that we are not happy with is a waste of our time!
This law touches on a different meaning as well… learning our lessons and taking what we have learned and applying those to future experiences. I often wonder why I see people chasing the same person, striving for the same career, or reacting to certain situations in the same way… doing things basically that have made them upset time and time again. Maybe it’s time to let go of a relationship that has you fighting over the same things over and over, maybe it’s time to look for a career path that you are passionate about, and maybe you should look into your actions and the reactions they cause if situations are not easy. I actually had to reteach myself how to talk to people a few years ago. I realized that there are different approaches to communication dependent among who you are speaking with. My problem was, I was always communicating one way, to tons of people that I knew. I realized that if I wanted to be able to effectively communicate with family, girlfriends, boyfriends, coworkers, that you have to adjust the way you communicate, you can’t expect people to change for you.
Change what you give, and it will change what you take away.