[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]Maybe it is human nature when we fix to a certain way of doing things we do not want to change. The thought of discarding the energy we used so far seems too much. We would prefer to continue, as we are, with improvements. In other words, try to make it work. There are many ways to do things; and we like the one that is working for us — our familiar way.

There is an old saying that goes, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it!” Many times we convince ourselves that our way works, so it is the best way. Anything too far from this standard is easily foolishness in comparison. I’m sure you remember that Christopher Columbus was an idiot for suggesting that people could sail westward to reach China. Everybody knew you had to navigate eastward. The silliest one of all: he believed the earth was round.

The way that we all know and follow must surely be the best way, that’s why we all follow it. Our instinctive reaction is to ridicule, destroy or outright reject anything that deviates from what we have accepted as normal. We want everything to match a standard in our heart, and we reject anything that does not fit. People who decide to eat healthily will agree that changing our system is hard and it is easier just to continue as we are.

Let’s say that there is an air conditioner that is blowing some severely cold air, making the people within range all freezing. Do we conclude that it is not working and dump it? Of course not, we just adjust it. The problem is never the situation because our hearts are adjustable. Columbus had a different focus and was driven by a desire to explore: with that mindset, accepting the norm was difficult.

Jamaicans who travel and insist on eating chicken alone will never learn what the fantastic dishes they miss.  It may not necessarily be better food, just different food. The way we know may be okay but there may a better or simply different way of doing things. We will meet people who are different and accepting them widens our heart and outlook. Every important discovery came when someone challenged the norm and looked for a different and often better way.

Adapting means tweaking our heart to our current circumstances, then we can handle and see many things we couldn’t before. If challenges come, we adjust and adapt. It’s that simple.[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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