We simply cannot disregard the remarkable influence that technology has had upon our lives; with everything facilitated and convenient enough to only take a few seconds to get ready, we grew accustomed to desire our results to come fast and with minimal effort. You will find yourself fidgeting with your hair locks or your key chains for your early morning loaf of bread to get ready even though it is being microwaved for less than 35 seconds!
I believe that this is the sad consequence that we are obliged to bear with everything signed, sealed, and delivered in an instant. We can no longer bear the intensity and profoundness of drastic forms of changes; young gentlemen accelerate their muscle building by supplements, young women desiring that perfect shape with no consideration to the effort and persistence required; surgeries and dubious medications are the short cut. Amidst a hectic, fast-paced life style, microwaved change became the one and only form of change that is most consumed by those who wish to grow better in versatile respects of life.
Sarcastically, the natural and prolonged patterns of change that are far more psychologically reassuring became frowned upon. We’re depriving ourselves from the psychological luxury of knowing deep inside of us how persistent and determined we are. Change is not only about a photoshopped, fast-delivered result; it is about the perseverance and the renewable intent to keep moving because you need to see yourself in an improved manner; you yearn to eye yourself in a mirror with no shame or frustration burdening your heart and weighing you down. And how it is possible for us to earn this spiritual and psychological triumph when we know that we are feeble enough to thrive only upon shortcuts and microwaved results?
The beauty of experiencing the long road of natural change patterns lies within the satisfaction that it incurs and how that positively affects us and those around us. We are only capable of allocating our energies and time to others when we feel okay and good enough about ourselves. How is it feasible to respond to a request for listening and aiding when you are already stressed out, burdened, and ashamed? You shine from the outside when your inside is in a goodly infectious status. The following phrase sums it up, ” if you’re okay, they’re okay!”
Naturalness in the happening of change can be seen in the steady persistence to learn a new language, earn physical adequacy, improve your communication style, or master a new science. Our tendency to have the results consistent with our impatient and hectic life style appears in those canned, 2 days extensive corporate courses, the 5-minutes YouTube video telling you the secrets to successful communication, the best-selling 50-pages book on how to turn from a novice speaker to a native in less than a week or that nicely packaged supplement with the out-of-this-world shape advertised on its cover! Come on! Without even pondering about it, there has to be something wrong with these dubious shortcut methods. How can I familiarize myself with an ever-widening database of English vocabulary in a week! How can I possibly sweat it off and experience a better mood, health and blood circulation in 2 weeks? It is true that natural methods to earning change can be accelerated through efficient time-management and persistence but not to a microwaved, overnight extent!
Do things for the joy of the experience. Run to hear that sporadic pace of breathing, to enjoy the cold air gusting against that sweating face of yours. Do not skip the present to yield the future. Run to feel your muscles ache. Learn to know that you can. Prove to yourself before anybody else that you’re fully capable of enduring the most troublesome requirements for solid and authentic forms of change. Don’t microwave your life, thereby losing the joy of a slowly-fading moment. Enjoy for doing anything else brings about a heartless life.
Author: Muhammad Hazem Sherif/Publicity Unit Head