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How do You Cope with Change?

Our next retreat theme is “Be the Change You Seek,” and the retreat is Saturday, October 10th. The last year has brought change for a lot of people. One of the things we’re looking at is how change impacts people. We recognize that there are at least two kinds of change:

1. Internal change, or the change that goes on inside a person. This can be growth, or changes of heart. Internal change is often the reaction to external influences, but can be the result of learning new things, or coming to understand things differently.

2. External change, or the change that comes from a place outside of one’s control. Sometimes external change is the first kind of change we face. While it seems like the obvious kind of change, it often challenges a person to their core.

It’s always hard to be met with change. What do you think about it? How do you deal with change? What advice do you give to others who are going through change?