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Written by: Veronica Sanchez De Darivas, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


Change is a very common word, we are always using it in one way or another, it is just an ordinary word. Really? Think again. If change is just a word like many others, why are we so afraid of changing? Maybe is because the word routine is more appealing to us, although it might sound boring, we really dislike change and if change involves “changing myself” it becomes a really difficult word, almost dangerous. You see, changing yourself requires a bit of effort and it requires transformation.

I remember when I was growing up and everything seemed to move in slow motion, just like in the movies, I remember wanting things to change, to move a bit faster, however, at the same time, I was comfortable living in slow motion, even though I was longing for change, for the day I was going to be an adult and be independent. Little I know that growing up and changing could be a challenging process as well as an enjoyable one.

Change is defined by different dictionaries as “to make or become different”. To me, becoming different is to evolve, we pass through phases, we grow, we become aware of life in all its various meanings and endeavors, we are in a constant journey called change. Then if changing is part of our everyday life, why are we afraid of it? Because it requires work and we are busy you might say, yes, however just think of how many hours we spend in front of a screen, hours that we actually might use to change and I am not talking bad about technology, I love technology, I am talking about choices and priorities. However, there is one vital condition for changing: it has to come from the “inside”.

Today, more and more people are looking for ways to “change”, without realizing that any change must come from our inner self first, many people want the easy way, they want to learn a quick meditation, go to a yoga session and attend a workshop here and there. However, when those uplifting activities get in the way of other more “fun” activities, the idea of changing, gets placed last or even forgotten. The path to elevate ourselves requires change, the path to communicating with others in an effective and uplifting way requires change, the path to become a radiant being requires change and change does not have to be painful or laborious. Even more, if we are willing to change, the energy we put into this road matches the results we get, then if we approach to change with an open mind and heart, the route becomes smooth and fun.

When I first started my journey into matters of the spirit, for example, I actually found knowing myself deeper enjoyable and elevating, in a profound way I felt that I have found the avenue to coming back home. I started incorporating new habits at my own pace, first doing my spiritual practice daily, then incorporating new words into my vocabulary. Later, I changed my way of tackling motherhood and so on. Changing does not need to be sudden, although that might be the case sometimes, it can be done step by step, one little shift at a time. Most importantly, we do not need to suffer in the process, we can enjoy seeing and experiencing the journey.

I will leave you with an exercise:

Choose one habit that you want to change, it does not need to be a big one, it can be as simple as stopping getting out of bed late, replacing this habit with getting up half an hour earlier and meditating, exercise or reading. Once your choice is clear, get into action mode and repeat this new habit for at least 7 days, then review and keep going for another 7 days, review again and continue for 7 more days, until you reach 21 days repeating this new habit. If you are successful keep going until the new habit becomes part of your life.

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Veronica Sanchez De Darivas, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Veronica Sanchez De Darivas is an expert in inner-self intelligence techniques. She shares tools on how to manage stress and negative emotions and on how to use high vibration words. Veronica is a Spanish grammar and literature teacher. During the last ten years, she has dedicated herself to spirituality. She is a Certified Instructor for the Cyclopea Method of Internal Activation of the Pineal Gland (Third Eye), a method created in South America 30 years ago by the spiritual leader Fresia Castro. Veronica is currently the only instructor in the world teaching this life-changing method in English. Veronica is also a number one bestselling author. She has been writing for many years for online magazines and blogs in Spanish and English. Veronica is both a Chilean and an Australian citizen now living in the UK. Her mission is the expansion of consciousness.



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