I’ve gotten back into watching Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday nights. This has been a decent season. There was one episode several weeks ago that I luckily had DVR’d. I caught myself rewinding the last 2 minutes over and over again to hear Dr. Meredith Grey’s voiceover talk about the concept of change. I’ve included it below:
“When we say things like, ‘people don’t change’, it drives scientists crazy. Because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy, matter – it’s always changing……morphing……merging…….growing……dying. It’s the way people try NOT to change that is unnatural – the way we cling to what things were instead of letting them be what they are; the way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones; the way we insist on believing, despite every scientific indication, that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change IS constant. How we experience change……..that’s up to us. It can feel like death, or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment, we can have another chance at life…….like at any moment, we can be born all over again”.
I thought this was beautiful, and very true. Why is it that we resist what IS? I am guilty of this like 99% of the population. But I do strive to go with the flow……to avoid fighting with myself and paddling upstream. It’s so much easier to let go……but letting go, often DOES mean to let something in you die, in order to give birth to something else. And, like Dr. Grey stated so eloquently, we can either keep focused on the death or feel the adrenaline from experiencing a new life.