Maintenance vs. Change

by Dr. Susan Nettleton

In the busy-ness of everyday life, we often find ourselves spending more and more time and energy just to maintain things a they are.  We have to work at our relationship as well as our jobs; we take care of our households, cars, computers, health, families -- just to keep them going.  Maintenance is a necessary part of life, but it can easily lead to drudgery, frustration and boredom.  We can feel overly responsible to see that everything continues in a smooth and orderly way and miss the adventure of living.  Maintenance becomes stagnation.  Life is never stagnant.  It is movement, growth, expansion and contraction...change.  Sometimes the quickest way to new joy is to let life flow and let something change.