The ‘old’ doesn’t trust the new.
It resists change and is suspicious of the new. It is in the nature of the ‘old’ that it starts to doubt the ‘new’. It doesn’t know the ‘new’ yet because it’s old. The old likes the old way… Period.
It does not know any better.
But when the ‘new’ wants to arise. The old has to make way for the new.
But because of the fear of ‘what is coming’, The old does not give up without a good old fight.
The ‘now moment’ is like a protective shield that brings you as safe as possible from the old to the new. Be aware: The ‘old’ tries to drag you back in the ‘good old times’.
From time to time, the old, will succeed in its attempts.
The old uses tricks and temptation to hold you back in old comfortable ways.
Like a baby that wants to be born, the new can not resist to come forward and grow. The new has no other option. And the only way to come forwards is when the ‘old’ makes space.
When change comes, it hurts like hell.
The pain is in the uncertainty of the new and in the boredom of the old. The new pushes from the inside, it wants to make way for the future. The old attacks you from the outside and keeps you captive in the past behaviour,thoughts,emotions, etc. When you are in the now, both the past and the future are coming to seduce you. The past is so comfortable, because that is what you know to be. The future calls for adventure, that can be exciting and scary at the same time! Both are necessary and only the right amount of balance between the two allows for a safe passage over the bridge between the old to the new.
In the end, the new is inevitable… it is a rule of life. But it usually won’t come without chaos from the old, that is screaming to be acknowledged by the new. Only in this way, the new can start fresh and pure.
Overtime the ‘new’ becomes the ‘old’ as the future one day will become the past. But right ‘NOW’ is actually all that we need. Relax in the knowing that the new will bring forth exciting new opportunities, new ways of learning, of living life in it’s full spectrum. It is all about learning to trust. The old has served us in wonderful ways, but is not anymore. And it’s time to surrender to the ‘new’ that comes through the now.