After years of postponement and failed implementation on the plastic ban, Kenya finally imposed it. It was met by both positivity and negativity. Some saw it as a business opportunity. They went ahead to manufacture alternatives for plastic carrier bags. Others saw it as loss of employment. They had to shut down their companies, why? Because change had arrived yet they were not ready for it.
It is part of humanity to fear change. Naturally we develop a way to avoid it. The more we avoid it the more devastating it seems. Our brains tend to associate change with pain, heartache and loss. Inevitably, just like you cannot choose bad days from good ones, you can also not choose whether change will happen or not. It the most constant thing in this life.
What if we embraced change?
It has been eight months since the implementation of the plastic ban came into effect and there have been noticeable changes. The environment has become more clean. If we hold, we will be grateful that we made this decision, a cleaner and healthier ambience.
To get to where we want to, change is the only thing we require. This applies to all areas in life. Whether it is your education,career, business or general life. We have to come to terms with the idea that we are worthy of finding something beautiful in our new environment. It is only fair to see that the same thing that made you feel negative is the same thing that will lead you to feeling positive. That is change.
We cannot afford to fear change as it is the sole thing that will take us to our freedom. Out of our own dark places change develops blossom. When we accept change as just another being in our humanity, we love harder because we know that losing is just part of this life, we think deeper because we know the difference of living and standing still.
The only sure thing we have is to live the best in this moment and appreciate our challenges. It is from these challenges that we bring out the best in ourselves.
May you always find peace in the midst of all the noise that is life.