Well–do you think it’s grown enough? Enough change? Remember when it looked like this? Crossing our little swing bridge–hearing the ka thump, ka thump, ka thump? I’m constantly reminded of the way things used to be–it was the best, it was simple and life was oh so sweet and good. Yeah!!
Now a bigger and more modern bridge is under construction and it saddens me, so I thought about it–always thinking about this impending change–and so I searched for things to explain change–words to comfort me. Those of us who love things the way they are, are wary of the future, the changes to not only our way of life, but the erasing of our ideal past. That’s it-this new thing is like an assault on the familiar, on simple living. But no amount of foot stomping or shaking our fist at the sky is going to stop it. The change gods have spoken.
I found some quotes–thought I’d share them–maybe they’ll add some comfort or make you think about all this stuff that we can’t stop.
Metanoia- the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new-Socrates
Life is about trusting your feelings, taking chances, finding happiness, learning from the past, and realizing everything changes-anonymous
You change you life by changing your heart-Max Lucado
She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way she adjusted her sails-anonymous
One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change-anonymous
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable and remove yourself from the unacceptable-Denis Waitley
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance-Alan N. Watts
I hope that in this new year to come you make mistakes, because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, living, learning, pushing yourself, changing your world. You are doing something-Neil Gaiman
Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow-Caroline Myss
It’s funny because we ask God to help us change our situation, not knowing that he put us in the situation to change us-anonymous