Whether you are the observed or the observer the only thing that is indicative of change is the altering of either’s point of view. The observer must change their behavior/actions or the observed must do so in order for change to be considered to have taken place. Circumstances in a situation can seem to change all because the observer changes their opinion about what they initially thought about the situation. This means that your thoughts and opinions have the power of changing things. So it matters what the nature of your thoughts is.
Change is a different thought
Thought must come before action, this means change is a different thought. No matter where you aim to go, every change in direction requires a decision to change directions. Change is a choice that requires thought. You don’t change directions without the thought to change directions. This means every goal and destination in life requires thought and change in and of thought.
How Fear is a Hinderance
Whatever desires to keep you from changing your mind/thought about bettering your life does not want change. If it does not want to change for the better then this is what we call a hindrance. A hindrance is primarily internal because the desire to elevate is internal or comes from within. It takes an internal hindrance to operate against an internal desire.
Fear is the primary hindrance that operates against our desires. We like to think that fear is externally produced, however, fear is thoughts of hindrance we think are out of our control. Often, we fear the dark because of what we think is in the dark. Thinking a hindrance to our life or well-being, that we are powerless against, is in the dark.
Question is, why do we think whatever is in the dark is out to get us? Fear is believing what you can’t see is against you. This is a nature of thought or a polarity of thought. It is a manner of thinking that is negative. We can just as easily believe what we can’t see is good for us but that would take a change of thought. Change of thought is the only way to go from a negative to positive polarity in thinking and is the change in behavior that leads to elevation.